Doha, 12 October 2021 - As Qatar prepares to host the first FIFA World Cup™ in the Middle East and Arab world, health and safety remains at the forefront of priorities for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
In an effort to stage a World Cup that is safely enjoyed by all who attend, the SC has formed a unique collaboration with both internal and external stakeholders through its Host Country Health and Safety Assurance Project.
The SC unveiled the project during a virtual presentation on 6 October, with the Host Country Health and Safety Assurance team fielding numerous questions from stakeholders about the initiative and how it will work. Among the stakeholders involved are: Ashghal, Civil Defense, Ministry of Public Health, Msheireb Properties, Mosanada, Mowasalat, Ooredoo, Qatar Airways, Qatar Foundation, Qatar Museum and Qatar Rail.
The project will ensure all relevant stakeholders are aligned on health and safety standards – both in the lead-up to the tournament and during the event.
“Through the establishment of this unique initiative, the SC continues to demonstrate its commitment towards health and safety for the World Cup specifically and the country as a whole,” said Abdulla Al Bishri, the SC’s Health and Safety Assurance Director.
“By bringing all of our stakeholders under the umbrella of the SC, the Host Country Health and Safety Assurance Project will ensure that the standards put in place are followed by all of our partners for our events on the road to 2022.”