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An image from an official document issued by Qatar’s Ministry of Culture, which lists all cultural and artistic projects to be funded by Qatar’s government.
Qatar’s Ministry of Culture’s website has published the list of projects that were funded by Qatar’s government as part of a major cultural drive for the 2022 World Cup – a $30 billion investment over 15 years that will see the Qataris spending the estimated US$200 billion needed for the tournament, with the World Cup expected to be the largest single-event event in the world.
“The Qatari government is going to fund everything from art projects, sports development projects, to the building of World Cup stadiums, to cultural and scientific innovation projects in all our development sectors in Qatar. This is a huge and exciting project,” said the ministry’s website.
The Ministry of Culture will then fund a committee to select the projects that will be included on the committee’s website.
Qatar’s Ministry of Culture has also set up a website to advertise the plans for the 2022 World Cup.
The Qatar 2022 World Cup team during their visit to FIFA’s headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, on 11th March 2019.
The projects in Qatar for the World Cup will be available to all citizens in the country free of charge, as well as the general public who can download a QR code from the website and scan it at the project’s location.
The QR codes will then be displayed on the website for the citizens to see and learn about the projects that will be funded by Qatar to the value of at least $1 million.
The ministry also plans to publish a comprehensive list of all cultural and artistic projects funded by Qatar as part of the World Cup in 2022, in line with a similar list launched by the UK’s Culture and Media agency. The list is due to be published on 21st June.
In addition to the official list, the Ministry of Culture has also published an interactive map of Qatar’s World Cup stadiums and a full-screen version of a video highlighting the cultural projects that will be funded by Qatar.