DOHA - Qatar announced the formation of
a board of directors on Thursday to oversee the organisation of
the 2022 World Cup.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the ruler of Qatar, named
the board through an official decree.
Qatar's Crown Prince Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, an
International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and head of Qatar's
Olympic Committee, is chairman of the board, while his brother
and former Crown Prince Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al-Thani, who is
the ruler's Personal Representative, is the deputy chairman.
Another son of the ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad
Al-Thani, who was chairman of the Qatar bid committee, has been
named a board member along with Qatar Prime Minister Sheikh
Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani and Minister of Economy and
Finance Youssuf Kamal.
Minister of Municipality and Urban Planning Abdurrahman bin
Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz Al-Thani and Director-General of the
General Secretariat for Development and Planning Sheikh Hamad
bin Jabor bin Jassim Al-Thani were also included.
The board has been authorised to form a wider Local
Organising Committee and other sub-committees.
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