Work on new Bahrain boys school completed
MANAMA, 9 days ago
Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning has completed the construction of a secondary school for boys at the Southern Governorate and handed it over to the Ministry of Education.
The project was implemented as part of the Gulf Development Program at a cost of BD5 million ($13.1 million). The new school is to serve residents of Riffa region, said the ministry in a statement.
The school has been built on a 19,393-sq- m area. The building comprises a ground floor and four storeys that consist of 47 classrooms with a capacity to accommodate over 1,600 students.
It also boasts multi-purpose laboratories for science, computer, home sciences, and physics, in addition to a cafeteria, a library, offices for the teaching and administrative faculty, sports hall, other service facilities, said the statement.
The complex also houses a multi-purpose hall, a guard room, electricity sub-station, playgrounds and external fence and also 53 parking spaces, it added.
Works Affairs Undersecretary at the ministry Ahmed Al Khayyat said for the school project the ministry has taken into account sustainability, green buildings and energy saving measures; such as thermal insulation for roofs and walls, double-glazing windows to reduce noise, sensor taps in bathrooms, energy saving lighting systems, acoustically insulated vinyl flooring, and paints with low volatile and anti-carbon organic compounds to paint walls internally and externally.
Also, a comfortable and healthy internal environment has been provided in the school, with non-slip vinyl flooring in all rooms, corridors and stairways, he added.-TradeArabia News Service