Monday, August 3, 2015


Building Maintenance Director at the Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs & Urban Planning Eng. Huda Mirza revealed that the Ministry has commenced the maintenance of 40 government schools of different stages distributed amongst the Kingdom’s Governorates; as part of the agreement with the Ministry of Education and in preparation for the upcoming school year 2015-2016. The cost of the maintenance works is BD2,556,800.

Mirza stated that the maintenance works aim to maintain the safety of the school buildings structure, improve their internal environment, prolong their life span, ensure sustainability and increase their value and competency on the operational and economic levels. The maintenance of government buildings, especially schools, falls in line with the Government’s interest in maintaining school buildings in order to ensure the provision of high quality services; in line with a yearly plan aiming to maintain schools in the Kingdom.

Eng. Mirza also added that the complete maintenance works comprise of civil, mechanical and electrical works, in addition to internal and external painting works, revamping toilets, fixing doors and windows, replacing electricity and water extensions and damaged health tools. Also, the old lighting system at some schools will be replaced with power-saving lighting and aluminum insulating windows are to be installed to save power and preserve natural resources in the Kingdom.

9 old schools with deteriorated concrete structures have been chosen to undergo constructional maintenance; based on lab reports prepared by the Ministry’s Materials Engineering Directorate in coordination with the Services Directorate of the Ministry of Education.

The Ministry is keen to complete all maintenance works coinciding with the start of the school year.


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