Qatar intends to grow over 16,000 trees for the 2022 football World Cup around stadiums as part of the tournament’s legacy reports this Day.
Over 60 types of trees that can withstand the desert weather will be grown in a 880,000 square metre nursery in the northern part of Qatar before being planted next to the football stadiums six years before the tournament.
“This is a very ambitious project that we see as legacy,” said Yasser Al-Mulla of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the body overseeing organisation of the tournament in Qatar.
Although FIFA has not officially made the announcement, Qatar is expected to have eight venues to host the world cup.
Qatar also announced a while back that football fans will be accommodated in Bedouin style desert camps, and at least 12000 other fans will be hosted in cruise ships during the football’s first world cup in the Middle East.
Human Rights groups have criticised the selections of Qatar as the tournament’s host due controversy surrounding how the desert nation treats migrant workers.