December 9, 2014 Stephen Russell

Qatar 2022: Construction firms accused amid building boom

Qatar's World Cup continues to rise from the rubble, but it can't avoid the dirt. 
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BBC Newsnight carried a superb piece on conditions in Qatar and international complicity in them. The iPlayer piece is (currently) here  Below is an article with an embedded, shorter, video.


By Sue Lloyd-Roberts

The 2022 Qatar World Cup is all about money.

Claims that millions of dollars were paid in bribes to secure the world’s biggest football tournament for Qatar refuse to go away.

Qatar is spending more than £200bn ($312bn) on a building bonanza ahead of the tournament.

Everyone seems to be getting rich, except those at the bottom of the human supply chain, the migrant worker. READ MORE