The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has completed 34 of the schools that it had taken up for construction from the Supreme Education Council (SEC).
Out of these, 22 have been handed over to the Supreme Education Council.
Work on seven more school buildings is on schedule. They will shortly be handed over to the SEC.
Of the schools that have been handed over, 15 have already started functioning.
Ashghal is co-ordinating with the SEC to hand over the remaining 12 schools that have been completed and are ready to be used from the next academic year. This is in addition to another two schools in Daayen that are nearing completion. They would start functioning in the next academic year.
In order to meet the requirements of the SEC, bidding is under way for construction of five schools before May 2010. At the same time, another bid is to be launched soon for five more schools construction for which will begin in June. They would be completed some time in September-December next year.
Tenders are being prepared for 15 new schools within the budget for 2009-2010.
Ashghal has constructed 28 kindergartens and 19 of them have been handed over to SEC until now. The remaining nine are ready will be handed over in time for the next academic year.
Similarly, two more kindergartens are to be completed at Ain Khaled by October this year while another set of 10 kindergartens are to be bid for tendering in September. They would be ready for operations in December 2010.
Meanwhile, Ashghal is also undertaking maintenance and renovation at a number of existing schools.
Under this package, seven multi-purpose indoor sports halls have been built for seven schools at various locations in Doha, Shamaal, Wakrah, Madinat Al- Ka’baan and Karanah. They would be ready for use in the next academic year.
Similarly, two sports stadiums are under construction for two schools in Doha and they can be used from the beginning of next academic year. The maintenance package also includes construction of cafeteria for nine schools located in different areas including Shahaniya, Doha and Wakrah. The works will be completed by October 2009.
On the other hand, extra classrooms are also being built under the maintenance package in some schools to accommodate the increasing pupil strength and all of these will be complete by the end of August, before the next academic year.
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