Manama: Qatar is planning to review its foreigners' recruitment policy to adapt it to new requirements resulting from its successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup finals, a local daily reported on Monday.

A huge demand for foreign workers, mainly labourers in the construction sector, is expected as Qatar gets ready for the global event, Al Sharq newspaper said.

The labour ministry has contacted companies in the public sector for their recruitment plans and other programmes in the next five years. The move aims to help the ministry assess the country's overall needs ahead of the World Cup.

Doha had pledged to build new football stadiums, including an air-conditioned island stadium with a capacity of 86,000 spectators, and renovate existing ones as part of its 2022 World Cup bid.

The massive construction work will require thousands of labourers who will be recruited mainly from Asian countries.