Qatar Reduces Office Hours Ahead Of World Cup

By Chimezie Nebolisa
Al-Janoub Stadium, located in Al-Wakrah, Qatar
Al-Janoub Stadium, located in Al-Wakrah, Qatar

Qatari government have announced that the number of government workers attending offices would be slashed and school hours reduced in a bid to ease congestion before and during the World Cup.

With more than a million visitors expected during tournament, the government is keen to keep traffic off the streets around the eight stadiums.

Authorities are most worried about the first two weeks of the event when the peak number of foreign fans will be following the 32 participating nations.

A spokesperson of the government said after a cabinet meeting that only 20 per cent of government staff would be expected in offices between November 1 to December 19, and staff would only work four hours a day.

From November 1 to November 17, school hours will be reduced, opening only from 7:00 am to midday, and students will then be on holiday from November 18 until December 22.

Source: SuperSports