FIFA approves 2022 World Cup 28-day schedule

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Final to be played on Qatar’s National Day NYT ZURICH FIFA confirmed the dates of the 2022 World Cup to be played in Qatar on Friday, carving out a tight 28-day window for the tournament that ensures it will be over before Christmas. The champion will be crowned on Qatar’s National Day, December 18. The dates for the World Cup …


Ashghal Outlines Major Infrastructure Highway Plans for Qatar

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Overhauling and improving Doha’s traffic infrastructure will take time, with major construction projects expected to continue for at least the next five years, the president of Qatar’s public works authority Ashghal has said. Speaking to Qatar Tribune, Nasser bin Ali Al Mawlawi said: “We expect to complete our major programs by 2021, but it is a never-ending work and many projects will continue …


Daruna aims to change the paradigm of laborer’s housing

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by Aparajita Mukherjee — 10 September 2015 As vice chairman of Daruna Development, Joseph Lebaron discusses its corporate plans, what the company will add to the Qatari landscape, and its contribution to improving the living conditions of the migrant workers here, an issue, he concedes will attract international media attention until the 2022 World Cup is completed. A housing solutions company with …


UK Modern Slavery Act Comes Into Force October 1st

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UK Modern Slavery Act: New Obligation to Issue an Annual Compliance Statement A new provision in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”), due to come into force in October 2015, will require large commercial organisations carrying on business in the UK to prepare an annual statement detailing any action they have taken to ensure slavery and human trafficking is …


Daruna congratulates the appointees for the NHRC

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HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday issued Emiri Decision No 40, forming the National Human Rights Committee (NHRC). Its members are: Dr Ali Said Samikh al-Marri, Dr Yousef Mohamed Obaidan Fakhro, Dr Mohamed Saif al-Kuwari, Asmaa Abdullah Mohamed al-Attiyah, Judge Fawaz Bakhit al-Jattal, Dr Abdulaziz Abdulqader al-Mughaiseeb, Amal Abdullatif al-Mannai, Abdulrahman Mohamed Faisal al-Suwaidi, Mariam Abdullah Ali …


Qatar won’t scale back infrastructure projects

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DOHA: Qatar will not scale back economic development projects or cut state subsidies for fuel and food in response to low oil and natural gas prices, because government finances remain strong, the finance minister said yesterday. The comments by H E Ali Sherif Al Emadi set Qatar apart from other Gulf Arab oil exporting states; the other five members of …