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Qatar plans to spend an average of over 10 percent of its national output annually on building infrastructure as it prepares to host the soccer World Cup in 2022. Here is a look at its major projects. \n
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Qatar plans to spend an average of over 10 percent of its national output annually on building infrastructure as it prepares to host the soccer World Cup in 2022. Here is a look at its major projects. \nLusail City\n\nOne of the Gulf's largest real estate developments, Lusail will cover 38 sq km and house up to 200,000 people. It will contain residential areas, commercial districts including the $275 million Marina Mall project, 22 hotels, four islands and two golf courses. It will feature the 80,000-seat Lusail Stadium, where the championship match of the 2022 World Cup soccer tournament will be played.\n\n Completion date: 2020.\n\nCost: $45 billion.
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New Doha Port\n\nA seaport with capacity of 2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) will be built at Mesaieed, which will be expanded to allow additional capacity in the second and third phases of the project.\n\n\nCompletion date:2016 for the first phase. The second and third phases will be completed after 2022.\n\nCost: $7.4 billion.
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Hamad International Airport\n\nPlagued by a series of delays, Qatar's planned airport will feature two of the longest runways in the world and a 510,000 square metre passenger terminal.\n\n Completion date: The airport will receive its first passengers on April 1; it will be fully operational in the second half of this year, with the final phase to be completed by 2015.\n\nCost: $17.5 billion.
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Qatar 2022 Stadiums\n\nThe country will build nine stadiums and renovate three existing facilities.\n\n Completion date: Varying from 2015 to 2019.\n\nCost: $4 billion.
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Qatar Highway Programme\n\nThe Doha Expressway system will consist of 280 km of dual four-lane roads. The 12 km Lusail Expressway will connect Doha to Lusail City. The country is also building a 7.5 km highway linking Doha and Dukhan.\n\n Completion date: 2016.\n\nCost: $8.1 billion.
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Msheireb\n\nA real estate project that will restore 750,000 square metres of downtown Doha, the project will contain residential, retail and cultural areas as well as four hotels, all built in a style reminiscent of traditional Qatari architecture.\n\n Completion date: 2016.\n\nCost: $6.4 billion.
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Al Waab City\n\nA mixed-use project that will contain residential, retail and commercial facilities plus a hotel.\n\n Completion date: 2015.\n\nCost: $2 billion.
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Doha Festival City\n\nA shopping mall and entertainment park.\n\n Completion date: 2016.\n\nCost: $1.6 billion.
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Roads and Drainage\n\nQatar plans to build approximately 150 km of roads and drainage systems.\n\n Completion date: 2016.\n\nCost: $14.6 billion.\n\nIdris:\n\n\nSewage infrastructure project.\n Completion date:2018.\n\nCost: $2.5 billion.