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Public Projects financed by Qatari funds

The main public projects that the government is undertaking include:

  • Construction and completion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums: costs between US$8-10 billion, in addition to some US$200 billion spent on wider infrastructure required to host the 2022 World Cup. This is primarily focused on the completion of stadiums in Lusail, Qatar Foundation, Al Rayyan, Al Wakrah and Al Khor in addition to other sport projects. The Khalifa International Stadium, its first stadium, in May 2017;
  • Qatar Integrated Rail: a new US$40 billion railway and metro system, including urban metro, high-speed passenger railway and freight line;
  • Ashghal Expressway Programme: A project of US$20 billion to develop a number of major motorways to relieve traffic congestion (Al-Bustan Highway, Orbital Expressway, Al Rayyan–Dukhan road and the Al Khor Coastal Road);
  • Local Roads and Drainage Programme: A project of US$14.6 billion under which Ashghal will complete a network of roads, drainage, utilities and related infrastructure;
  • The expansion of Hamad International Airport (HIA): the project budget is US$15.5 billion for an additional 400,000 square metre extension of the existing airport terminal;
  • Lusail City Development: a residential and commercial waterfront development valued at US$45 billion;
  • Msheireb Downtown Doha Regeneration: a project valued at US$4.5 billion. Msheireb will be the first fully sustainable downtown regeneration project, conserving yet modernising the historical downtown of Doha in a mixed-use development;
  • New Maritime Port: designed to accommodate warehouses and other facilities of food security valued at US$439 billion.

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