Biggest government school in Bahrain 28% complete
Works for Jaw Comprehensive School for Girls, being built by the Bahraini-Saudi Arabian consortium of Al Moayed and Nasma Contracting, will finish in 24 months
Construction works for Bahrain's largest government school, worth $28.7m (BHD10.8m), are 28% complete, it has been revealed.
Jaw Comprehensive School for Girls' construction programme is being implemented across various phases, with dredging and foundation works for a multi-purpose hall and elementary, intermediate, and secondary education buildings already completed.
Designs and executive drawings for the project have been prepared by the kingdom's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning.
The ministry is also managing the project, with construction work being implemented by the Bahraini-Saudi Arabian consortium of Al Moayed and Nasma Contracting.
Completion is anticipated in 24 months.
A piece of land spanning 50,000m2 has been allocated for the school, with construction activity spanning 26,500m2.
Works affairs undersecretary at the ministry, Ahmed Al Khayyat, said the first and second floors of the buildings are currently being built, with the elementary school building's extension works finished.
Upon completion, the four-storey school, which comprises 48 classrooms, is expected to accommodate 1,440 students.
The school includes laboratories, a library, a guard room, and staff rooms.
To improve the facility's ease-of-use, a parking lot will be developed close to the main entrance for drivers with special needs, and slopes are being developed at each building entrance.
Non-slippery vinyl flooring will be used to make the school safer for special groups, for whom lifts and toilets have been specially designed as well, BNA reported.