National Day is not only a national occasion celebrated by everyone, but mainly it is a day to remember and honor the glories of the homeland and its success, Secretary-General of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) Hassan Al Thawadi said.
In a statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA) on the occasion of Qatar’s National Day, al Thawadi said: “This day is also a good occasion to introduce our sons and daughters to the glories of the State and its accomplishments over the past decades, and to motivate them to achieve more success to become the leaders of the future.”
Al Thawadi stressed that Qatar with all its institutes were not affected by the blockade. Qatar has overcome the siege and all the other challenges that came along with it, infrastructure projects and even daily life were not affected. On the contrary, all projects are continuing according to planned timetables. Moreover, there were some projects that were accomplished in spite of the siege.
For example, the inauguration of Hamad Port in September is evidence that Qatar is a strong country and was not and will not be affected by any blockade.
He added that all State institutions, including the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, have backup plans that permitted them to deal with the consequences of the siege without any impact on plans and projects related to the state’s infrastructure.
Within the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the work on projects related to the World Cup 2022 is in full swing and according to timetables. He said that the siege confirmed that Qatar, with its wise leadership and calm diplomacy, is a strong state that is capable of overcoming all obstacles and playing its leading role at the regional and international levels.
About the most important achievements of the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy in 2017, Al Thawadi said that the Committee’s projects were not affected by the blockade. He confirmed that Qatar is well-prepared to host FIFA World Cup 2022 according to schedule as promised.
The first stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, was completed last May. Moreover, the designs for Thumama Stadium and Ras Abu Aboud Stadium were announced in August and November respectively.
In the meantime, construction is developing in all stadium sites as planned. “We expect the completion of Al Wakra Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium in Al-Khor next year. All stadiums will be ready in 2020,” Al Thawadi said.
Al Thawadi said that the State’s celebration of this national occasion is a symbol of the pride of the Qatari citizens and residents have toward the identity of this country and its glorious history. It also symbolizes their unity and cooperation to recuperate this prized national occasion.
He added that the National Day represents the national unity that characterize the Qatari society, as the National Day is celebrated by all sectors of Qatari society and residents from different countries; therefore, they renew their loyalty, and belonging to this generous country, and their support to their wise leadership.
The SC Secretary-General pointed out that the National Day organizing committee’s selection of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani’s quote as a slogan for this year’s celebration came at a time when the country is witnessing a historic turning point to strengthen its sovereignty and position in the regional and international communities. The slogan also reflects the cohesion of the Qatari citizens and residents and their alignment behind their wise leadership to express their readiness to defend the State with their lives and blood.