Qatar Infrastructure Gets a Boost

The impact of the 2022 World Cup is already being felt in Qatar. A senior Qatari official said that the country is set to spend $150 billion on infrastructure  over the next 5-6 years. And that’s just the beginning. The Qatari government has reportedly allocated 40 percent of  its national budget to infrastructure between now and 2016. That includes $11bn on a new international airport, $5.5bn on a deepwater seaport and $1bn for a transport corridor in the capital, Doha.It will spend $20 billion on roads while stadium construction for the World Cup should cost just under $4bn, with the first venue to be built by 2015.