1 Million Workers Needed in Qatar due to World Cup in 2022


As work on FIFA World Cup 2022-related development projects have begun, more foreign workers are needed to fill up jobs. This is the first time a country in the Middle East will host the World Cup.

The upcoming infrastructure development projects are expected to be labour-intensive. Massive amounts have been invested in improving infrastructure and expanding the leisure and tourism sectors.

The Al-Wakrah and Al-Khor stadiums would have been built regardless of whether Qatar was awarded the World Cup.

The Al-Khor Stadium is planned for Al Khor, located 50 kilometres north of Doha. The stadium will have a total capacity of 45,330, with 19,830 of the seats forming part of a temporary modular upper tier.

The Al-Wakrah Stadium, to be located in Al-Wakrah in southern Qatar, will have a total capacity of 45,120 seats. The stadium will also contain a temporary upper tier of 25,500 seats. The stadium will be surrounded by large solar panels and will be decorated with Islamic art.

The expatriate workforce in Qatar has been increasing rapidly and accounted for as much as 94 percent of the total labour force in 2012.

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