Archinect - News 2014-10-23T13:53:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/82702681/revealed-qatar-s-world-cup-slaves-to-build-infrastructure Revealed: Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' to Build Infrastructure Quilian Riano 2013-09-26T13:08:00-04:00 >2013-09-29T09:43:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0h/0h4012b462qf1q70.jpg" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"We'd like to leave, but the company won't let us,"</p></em><br /><br /><p> "We'd like to leave, but the company won't let us," said one Nepalese migrant employed at Lusail City development, a $45bn (&pound;28bn) city being built from scratch which will include the 90,000-seater stadium that will host the World Cup final. "I'm angry about how this company is treating us, but we're helpless. I regret coming here, but what to do? We were compelled to come just to make a living, but we've had no luck."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/61/6171ebf17dc20a2bc6afc6469732d2da.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The body tasked with organising the World Cup, the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, told the Guardian that work had yet to begin on projects directly related to the World Cup. However, it said it was "deeply concerned with the allegations that have been made against certain contractors/sub-contractors working on Lusail City's construction site and considers this issue to be of the utmost seriousness". It added: "We have been informed that the relevant government authorities are conducting an investigation into the allegations."</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5eecb9c41835e476576df58445c5019.jpg" title=""></p>