: Construction work for Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup is progressing normally according to schedule, unaffected by the the crisis between Qatar and some gulf states, Qatar News Agency (QNA) reported the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) as saying.
The SC, established in 2011 by Qatar, is responsible for the delivery of the required infrastructure and host country planning and operations for 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In an interview with QNA and a number of news wires and global media outlets at the site of Qatar 2022 host venue, Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, SC Competition Venues Executive Director Ghanim Ali Al Kuwari said there is no impact whatsoever on work progress at any of the Qatar 2022 host venues after the current diplomatic crisis.
Al Kuwari said Al Bayt Stadium is one example, pointing to the construction work there that has been going on normally and has reached an advanced stage, with 45 per cent of the venue''s main body already finished ahead of its delivery date in the end of 2018.
According to SC plans, alternative sources for construction materials are available and they were used since the diplomatic crisis began so that the work progress is not affected, he said.
Al Kuwari added that operations did not rely only on the land port in terms of importing the required construction materials but sea ports and air transport were used much more, noting that some materials were imported through the land crossing but the majority came through the sea.
Work on the current projects is moving on using materials that were manufactured in Qatar as well as other materials that were stored along with those that are being imported through sea ports.
Last week, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar, and at the same time imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the country.