UAE schools near $4.7m rehabilitation completion
The 2,000sqm rehabilitation projects' works were carried out after students left the premises upon the completion of school hours, it has been announced
Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) announced that rehabilitation works at Khonoor and Al Huweiteen Schools are almost complete.
Both schools will be handed over to Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) at the beginning of the new 2016-17 academic year.
The 2,000sqm rehabilitation project's $4.7m (AED17.5m) works used to be carried out immediately after students completed school hours, Saeed AlMehairbi, buildings director and acting education director at Musanada said.
Works were completed in less than six months, WAM reported.
"The Khonoor and Al Huweiteen Schools rehabilitation project has attracted close attention and follow up by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region, as the leadership is keen on delivering facilities and institutions that will provide high-quality, advanced educational programmes," he added.
"Works for the rehabilitation project started immediately while students leaving the school after school hours, in order to deliver the project within the scheduled timeline and to maintain privacy of the female students during school hours," he added.
Eng Khalid Al Ansari, infrastructure acting director at ADEC, said the organisation is keen to provide a high-class and appropriate educational environment and to ensuring continuous maintenance and rigorous follow up of school buildings, in addition to setting out plans for development, rehabilitation, and improvement of school buildings.
Al Ansari added that the school buildings meet sustainability requirements and HSE criteria, and that they are properly designed for all categories of students, particularly those with special needs.
The internal yards of classroom sections were encircled and closed, installing an alternative AC system to create a clean and healthy environment, preventing high temperature and dust at times of storms.
In addition, special shades were installed to surround the internal yards, facilitating the physical activities of female students while maintaining complete privacy and replacing the floor of the corridors leading to classrooms.