Qatar Football AssociationNews
08.06.2016 21:14 in :

DOHA: The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) announced today that Qatari contractor, Al Balagh Trading & Contracting, and India’s biggest construction firm, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T), have been appointed as the main contractors to build the 40,000 seater Al Rayyan Stadium.

“With the main contractor coming on board today, this marks an important milestone in our progress and preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup,” said His Excellency Hassan Al Thawadi, SC Secretary General. “The impact of this stadium and its surrounding precinct will be felt long before the stadium is finished in 2019, with the recently completed outdoor training pitches set to be used by the current QSL Champions, Al Rayyan Club, for their upcoming Qatar Stars League season. We are confident that Al Rayyan Stadium will become a landmark for the area and benefit the entire community from now until long after the last ball is kicked in 2022.”

Engineer Hilal Al Kuwari, Chairman of the Technical Delivery Office at the SC, added: “We look forward to working with Qatari contractor, Al Balagh, and the renowned L&T, on such an important and exciting project. The appointment of a local company in this joint venture is in line with our promise of contributing to the economic legacy for Qatar post 2022.”

Mr. Sherida Saad Jubran Al Kaabi, Chairman of Al Balagh said: “The award of Main Construction works for Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct to Al Balagh, a 100% Qatari company along with its joint venture partner, L & T, is a great honor and recognition.”

“It is a matter of immense pride for us at Larsen & Toubro Limited, along with our joint venture partner Al Balagh, to have been given the responsibility to design and build the Al Rayyan Stadium and Precinct in preparation for the historic first Middle Eastern FIFA World Cup in 2022. We are extremely mindful of the trust and confidence given to us by the Supreme Committee for constructing this stadium and it will be our endeavor to deliver a masterpiece,” saidDr. Jens Huckfeldt, Chief Executive, L&T Qatar.

The Al Rayyan Stadium design, which was launched in a ceremony last year at an event attended by over 500 guests from the club and the community, is inspired by local patterns and dune-like structures, which resemble the sand dunes that surround traditional desert tents.