GCTL8.com (FocusAsia Media Ltd)

BEIJING, Dec 1 (FAM) – China Railway Construction Co (CRCC) has won a 5.17 billion yuan ($751 million) contract to build the main stadium for Qatar’s 2022 World Cup, the first time a Chinese company to serve as the main contractor for a World Cup venue, according to a statement on CRCC’s website on Wednesday.

A joint venture formed by State-owned CRCC and Qatar-based HBK Contracting was chosen by Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy as the main contractor for Qatar’s iconic Lusail Stadium, where the opening ceremony and final match of the 2022 soccer tournament is scheduled to take place, the statement noted.