50 kilometres north of Doha, the construction for Qatar's Al Khor Al Bayt World Cup stadium is preparing to commence next month. The country's winning bid for the 2022 FIFA World Cup has been cloaked in controversy, but is now progressing in earnest. 

Ghanim Al Kuwari, executive director of competition venues, has said of the construction plans: "We are progressing well at Al Khor and this new workers' accommodation under construction is the latest sign of that development." Referring to the recently completed facilities and support buildings on site, complying with international minimum standards required by Qatar, for worker welfare, he continued: "The proposed design for the accommodation was reviewed by the Technical Delivery Office and the Workers Welfare Committee at the SC to ensure alignment with our standards."

The construction is being carried out by Italian construction firm, Salini Impregilo Group, in joint venture with Galfar and Cimolai, who won the €770 million contract. Stay tuned to Buro 24/7 Middle East for all of the latest World Cup 2022 news...