Saturday, May 30, 2015


As part of the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning’ concern towards designing and supervising projects for various entities and ministries in the Kingdom, Assistant Undersecretary for Construction Projects & Maintenance Eng. Mona Al Motawa revealed that the Ministry has achieved 40% progress in the implementation of Hunainiya Secondary School for Boys at the Southern Governorate, which is part of the Gulf Development Program. Works in the fourth storey of the school building is presently in progress, while the sub-power station has been completed and handed over to the Electricity Distribution Directorate.

Al Motawa stated that the Ministry has carried out the design and supervision of the project, which is funded by the Saudi Development Fund. The BD4,616,560 project was awarded to Al Naba’a International Contracting.

She also stressed that the Ministry is keen to carefully follow-up all projects, whether those supported by the Gulf Development Program or projects included within the Government’s program.

The Government has allocated a piece of land of an area of 19.393m2 for the school, which has been constructed over an area of 14.994m2. The school building comprises of a ground floor and 4 storeys that consist of 40 classrooms with a capacity to accommodate 1000 students.

The school also includes 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 such as toilets and store rooms. The school also comprises of a multi-purpose hall, a guard room, electricity sub-station, playgrounds and external fence. 

Al Motawa explained that the school building has been designed based on the latest MoE’s requirements, which include 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.

The design also takes into account providing all the facilities needed for students and staff with special needs and also pregnant women, such as constructing a special parking lot close to the main school entrance, providing slopes on all entrances, using non-slip vinyl flooring in all rooms, corridors and stairways, in addition to providing 4 elevators close to all entrances and toilets with a size that properly accommodates the needs of those students.

53 Parking spaces will also be provided, in addition to a bus-stop and a waiting area for staff and visitors.

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