Bahrain's first 'green' school project unveiled
Manama, July 23, 2014
Work on Bahrain's first school integrating modern green technology is 60 per cent complete.
Education Minister Dr Majid Al Nuaimi yesterday (July 22) unveiled the world-class project at Wadi Al Seel, in the Southern Governorate, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication.
The state-of-the-art primary intermediate school for girls will cover 28,673sqm in a project costing BD3.7 million ($9.9 million).
The Works Ministry has drawn up engineering designs and will supervise construction.
Once completed, the school will accommodate up to 1,000 students. It will include 33 classes - 20 for primary students - multi-purpose labs, a library and other key facilities. A sport auditorium, covering 900sqm will also be built as well as a cafeteria and playgrounds.
"The school integrates modern green technology to reduce power consumption and enable students to learn in soundproof classrooms," Works Ministry assistant under-secretary for projects Mona Jassim Al Mutawa said.
Construction materials used are fully recyclable. The school will also be equipped with special lights which automatically go on in the evening and switch off in the morning. - TradeArabia News Service