Qatar has begun talks with the UK government to invest up
to 10 billion pounds ($14.92 billion) into key infrastructure projects in
Britain, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday citing people involved in the
The Financial Times reported that officials and ministers
from both countries held talks over what schemes the Qataris could invest in and
whether a specific fund could be set up for the same.
Although the 10
billion pounds investment figure was cited, a timeline for the investment has
not been agreed, the FT said.
Potential projects include power plants,
road and rail projects and even the Thames 'super-sewer' project under London,
the daily reported. The new 14 billion pound nuclear reactor at Hinkley Point in
Somerset planned by French utility EDF was one of the schemes discussed, FT