Dubai: A report from Deloitte says the oil-and-gas rich nation of Qatar plans to spend 200 billion dollars over the next decade as it prepares to host the 2022 World Cup.
The report, released on Tuesday, said 140 billion dollars of that will be for transportation infrastructure including a new airport, roads and a metro system to deal with the 400,000 fans expected for the month-long tournament.
Another 20 billion dollars will go to tourism infrastructure as the Persian Gulf nation expects the number
Qatar was awarded the World Cup in December 2010, beating out the United States, Australia, Japan and South Korea. It was a surprise choice considering the summer heat exceeds 40 degrees in the desert country.