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Qatar to donate 3000 world cup buses to Lebanon

According to the reports, Prime Minister Najib Mikati discussed the issue with the Qatari officials on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup.

Qatar has decided to donate 3000 buses to Lebanon. The government of Qatar bought these buses to transport the visitors to the stadium during the recently concluded FIFA World Cup.

The buses will be donated to address the crisis of public transport in Lebanon, reports the media of Lebanon.

According to the reports, Prime Minister Najib Mikati discussed the issue with the Qatari officials on the sidelines of the FIFA World Cup. The idea has been inspired by the desire to donate some of the world cup infrastructures to developing countries.

Besides buses, the donations will include whole stadiums, thousands of stadium seats, and buses. Qatar had bought 3000 buses in addition to the 1000 buses it used to transport the visitors to stadiums free of cost.

Reports also state Qatar has offered to provide stadium seats suitable for the sports city in Beirut and some municipal stadiums.

Qatar did massive developments in its transport network and transformed it into an integrated network after winning the hosting rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The projects included Doha Metro, the largest mass transit project in cities in the Middle East. It stretches for 75km and includes 37 stations, three lines (red, gold, and green), approximately 18,000 taxis, and over 3,000 electric bicycles.

Read more: Qatar FIFA World Cup declared best world cup of the century

Moreover, Qatar FIFA World Cup has been declared the best World Cup of the Century in the poll conducted by BBC Sports. According to the details, 78% of the people voted for the recently concluded FIFA World Cup held in Qatar as the best world cup.

The poll included the FIFA world cups held in Japan/Korea (2002), Germany (2006), South Africa (2010), Brazil (2014), Russia (2018), and Qatar (2022). 78% voted for Qatar, 6% voted for Japan/Korea, 4% voted for Germany, 3% voted for South Africa, 5% voted for Brazil and 4% voted for Russia.

FIFA President Gianni Infantino hailed the Qatar FIFA World Cup because of the diversity and inclusion of the game. “Many people from around the world have come to Qatar and have discovered the Arab world, which they didn’t know or they knew only for what was portrayed to them,” the FIFA boss told reporters.