During the past decade, migrant workers in Qatar have experienced dangerous working conditions. This has led to the deaths of hundreds of migrant workers. The deaths occurred during extreme weather conditions and low wages. According to Amnesty International, migrant workers account for 90% of the workforce in Qatar.
The government has spent millions on infrastructure projects, including new hotels, training facilities and leisure amenities. These projects are part of Qatar’s National Vision 2030. This includes the construction of the World Cup stadiums. These projects have been designed to showcase Arabic culture.
The country has also spent millions on a new international airport. These facilities are expected to bring in millions of visitors to Qatar during the World Cup. The stadiums will be linked by a new metro system. This will allow fans to attend multiple games on a single day. The newest stadium in Qatar is called the Lusail Stadium. It has the capacity to seat 80,000 people.
The cost of the stadiums will be a major issue for the Qatar 2022 World Cup. According to the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the World Cup budget is $6.5 billion. It will include the cost of the stadiums, the transport system and public spaces. The cost will rise dramatically in the month leading up to the kickoff.
The stadiums will be connected by a new metro system and a fleet of electric buses. The organisers say these will be used throughout the tournament. The cost of this infrastructure is estimated at $210 billion. The cost of building new roads and underground transportation will be a large part of this figure.
One of the biggest issues in the build-up to the World Cup has been the treatment of migrant workers. A recent Guardian report revealed that 6,500 South Asian migrant workers have died in Qatar since 2010. These workers had left their home countries in order to get a fair wage and receive compensation for their labor. The majority of these workers were engaged in low-wage, dangerous labor. They died in extreme heat and in the belief that they would receive a financial reward. Some of these workers never returned home. Others were left in debt, but were not richer for their experience.
The migrant workers are not the only ones to be affected by the World Cup. During the build-up to the World Cup, the Qatari government has made attempts to compensate those who have suffered from harsh working conditions. They have repaid more than $350 million to workers this year. The Workers’ Support and Insurance Fund has also been effective in providing compensation. However, the Labor Minister has rejected the proposal of a remedy fund.
Qatar has faced huge criticism over its treatment of migrant workers. The country’s riches are mainly drawn from the export of liquefied natural gas. It shares one of the world’s largest natural gas fields with neighbor Iran. The country hopes to use this wealth to gain global goodwill.