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Jaw school construction work on track

Bahrain News
Wed, 06 Dec 2017
By Feras Ahmedi

WORK on the largest public school in Bahrain is on track, with 64 per cent of it completed, according to top government officials.

The Jaw Comprehensive School for Girls will accommodate 1,440 students, said Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry assistant under-secretary for corporate municipal services and acting assistant under-secretary for construction projects and maintenance Raed Al Salah.

Accompanied by the ministry’s construction projects director Mariam Amin and other officials, he inspected the project yesterday.

“The government has allocated 50,000sqm of land for the project which will consist of four buildings for different levels of education.

“So far, the construction of buildings for the elementary, intermediate and secondary education stages have been completed.

“The sub-power station has also been completed and handed over to the Electricity and Water Authority.

“The construction of the internal division walls of all buildings is on track and progressing well.”

Mr Al Salah said the school buildings have been designed based on the latest requirements of the Education Ministry.

It has taken into account sustainability and green building measures, in addition to incorporating special facilities for pregnant women and students and staff with special needs.

A parking lot for people with special needs has been placed close to the main entrances of the school, with slopes being provided at all entrances.

Elevators have also been placed close to the entrances to accommodate people in this group.