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7 new schools to come up in Bahrain

Manama, May 19, 2008

Seven primary, intermediate and secondary schools will be built across the country as part of education ministry's 2009-2010 budget.

The cabinet yesterday unveiled the plan in response to proposals submitted by parliament to boost educational infrastructure.

The new establishments will be located in Salmabad, the Northern Governorate's third constituency, Arad, Galali, and will also serve neighbouring areas.

This was announced in yesterday's Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa.

Meanwhile, the Cabinet extended condolences to the Amir of Kuwait, Shaikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, Crown Prince Shaikh Nawaf Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah and Prime Minister Shaikh Nasser Al Muhammed Al Ahmed Al Sabah following the death of former Amir Shaikh Saad Al Abdulla Al Salem Al Sabah.

It hailed his crucial role in spearheading development in his country and boosting co-operation among Gulf, Arab and Muslim world.

In other developments, it was agreed to set up a state-of-the-art youth centre in Muharraq.

The project has been included in the 2009-10 budget allocated for the General Organisation for Youth and Sports.

The new facility, which will be open to both boys and girls, aims to foster creative potential among youngsters and provide them with recreational spaces to optimise their free time.

Finally, the Housing Ministry was instructed to approve special features when designing housing units for families with handicapped members.

The move aims to accommodate the needs of this vulnerable social category and ease its movement.-TradeArabia News Service




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