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Today’s Buzz – 9 June, 2014

Qatar reiterates 2022 World Cup bid was won on merits
Qatar reiterated yesterday that it had won the 2022 World Cup bid on its merits. Reacting to the latest allegations by London’s Sunday Times newspaper, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar’s World Cup organising panel, said it stood by its previous statement.
“There is an ongoing investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process, with which we have fully co-operated,” the Supreme Committee said.
[Source: Gulf Times]

Worried villa residents seek relief
Anxious over the crackdown on the practice of sharing and partitioning villas, many residents have urged the authorities to take into consideration the difficulties experienced by those facing eviction before going ahead with their plans.
Speaking to Gulf Times, representatives of some affected sections – including their employers – are considering meeting authorities in the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning and Qatar Chamber to highlight the predicament of residents in view of the crackdown on villa sharing.
[Source: Gulf Times]

Qatar unveils region’s largest solar panel and research plant
Qatar yesterday unveiled the first-of-its-kind solar technology development and panel manufacturing facility in the New Industrial Area.
Qatar Solar Energy (QSE), the integrated facility, is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region, to generate 300MW a year.
[Source: The Peninsula]

Awareness about elderly homes vital: Official
Families are hesitant to send senior members to elderly homes despite facilities and services there, a top official from Qatar Foundation for Elderly People (Ihsan) says, urging awareness campaigns.
Dr Eyad Hamid Abu Mattar, Director, Home Care Section, said there were families that still found it strange to take their parents to elderly care centres while others believed it was their right to take care of their parents. “This is a challenge we face and requires awareness among families,” he said.
[Source: The Peninsula]

7,000 cabs before WC 2022: Mowasalat
THE Public Transport Company, Mowasalat, plans to ply 4,000 taxis by the end of 2014 and 7,000 before the start of FIFA World Cup which Qatar will host in 2022, said a press release on Sunday.
It is worth mentioning that the Karwa fleet currently comprise 1,200 taxis, with an additional fleet of about 1,000 and 800 taxis run by franchisee companies Al Ijarah and Al Million respectively.
[Source: Qatar Tribune]

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