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Fifa World Cup 2022 preparations in Qatar (File Photo)

The Qatar Legacy and Projects Committee announced, on Wednesday, that it is preparing for the 2022 World Cup, to be the first carbon-neutral event that emulates international standards in the field of environmental conservation.

The (governmental) committee responsible for the preparations for the Qatar 2022 World Cup said in a statement that “Qatar continues to work in full swing to organize the first carbon-neutral event in the history of the World Cup competitions.”

She added that she also continues to work to “set global standards in the field of environmental conservation that will serve as a model for major world championships, in addition to building a sustainable legacy that will benefit future generations.”

She stated that in the World Cup, “the level of sustainability for stadiums will be adopted according to the different categories, including design, construction, energy and water use.”

She pointed out that “there is the first completely dismantling stadium in the history of the World Cup, which is the Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, which was built from shipping containers and detachable seats.”

She stated that the measures also include “organizing the mechanism for sorting waste and waste during the construction phase of stadiums, with the aim of reducing the carbon footprint.”

And she added, “90% of the waste generated from the construction of Al Janoub Stadium was recycled, while 84 percent of the waste resulting from the construction of Ahmed Bin Ali Stadium was recycled.”

She pointed out that Qatar intends, during the period of hosting the World Cup, to use an environmentally friendly fleet of electric buses to transport fans to and from their residences and tournament stadiums.

Qatar will host the World Cup, for the first time in history, as the first Arab and Middle Eastern country, between November 21 and December 18, 2022, with the participation of 32 teams competing for 8 stadiums.

© The Eastern Herald