Osama bin Laden`s son eyes 2022 World Cup deals

Last Updated: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 09:16

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Doha: In a bid to win contracts ahead of the 2022 football World Cup, which Qatar will host, a Qatari construction firm, founded by a son of Osama bin Laden, has formed a joint venture with Spain`s Coprosa.

According to Reuters, Qatar Bin Laden Group will hold 51 per cent of the new company, BC Group - to be based in Doha - and Coprosa 49 per cent.

Qatar Bin Laden Group was founded two years ago by Omar bin Laden, son of Osama bin Laden.

"We want to be involved in the Doha Metro and other high-speed rail projects in Qatar, as well as hydraulics and water treatment plants. Coprosa has particular experience with high-speed rail projects, and we want to make use of that. We hope to be submitting proposals by the end of June," chief executive Omar bin Laden told Reuters.

"There is a limited timeframe for projects in Qatar. It`s all happening in the next 10 years, and we want to be involved as much as we can."

The Doha Metro project will include four rail lines and link stadiums for the 2022 World Cup which Qatar will host, with an underground component in the centre of the Qatari capital.



First Published: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 09:33

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