Emir of Qatar
"..the $800-million project has been given new life by the interest of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani. Alemanno, the centre-right mayor of Rome, presented the project to the emir this week as one of several proposals.
"We showed the emir several plans. The one that most caught his attention and the one which he said he wants his people to work on is the idea of a theme park on ancient Rome," Alemanno said. "He said he was very willing to take part in this investment.""