Oman building 20 new schools at cost of $87m

Ministry of Education reveals $9.8m budget for additional facilities at 27 schools
Oman building 20 new schools at cost of $87m
Of the 20 school buildings, four have already been delivered and will be operational from the start of the new academic year, seven will be ready for the start of the second semester, while there is no timeframe for the remainder.
By Gavin Gibbon
Wed 28 Aug 2019 11:44 AM

Twenty new schools are currently being built in Oman by the Ministry of Education at a cost of $87 million (OMR33.5m), according to media reports.

Times of Oman quotes H.E Mustafa bin Ali bin Abdullatif, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education for Administrative and Financial Affairs, as saying: “20 complete school buildings are currently underway as projects in different governorates of Oman with a total cost of OMR 33,486,261 ($87m).”

Of the 20 school buildings, four have already been delivered and will be operational from the start of the new academic year, seven will be ready for the start of the second semester, while there is no timeframe for the remainder.

A statement from the Ministry of Education said the budget to add facilities to 27 schools was OMR3,765,455 ($9.8m), and that a further budget of OMR3m ($7.8m) had been earmarked for renovation projects in specific schools.

The statement added: “A budget for loans totalling OMR4,972,888 has been set out to cover the costs of stationary such as notebooks, ink, and other consumable goods. Lastly, Books, gadgets, equipment, and furniture for administration offices have been provided for by 12 internal tenders for a total cost of OMR 4,428,167.”

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