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Riyadh launches SR3 Billion Educational Projects in Saudi Arabia's Capital.

4/30/2018 12:00:00 AM   |      |   

Riyadh Gov. Prince Faisal bin Bandar launched SR3 billion ($800 million) worth of educational projects on Wednesday at the Riyadh General Administration of Education.

The launching was done in the presence of the Education Minister Ahmed Al-Isa and a number of educational and pedagogical leaders as well as governmental bodies.

Prince Faisal said: “Today, we are seeing the cancelation of many old schools and the enhancement of many new ones; 253 schools will open their doors to students, a very high number that is not very common in many other states.”

The director general of education in Riyadh, Hamad bin Nasser Al-Wahaibi, said the educational projects aimed to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030, which includes providing an adequate educational environment for students and teachers.

He said that the school buildings would serve 206,465 male and female students at all stages of schooling with 5,899 classrooms.

The total worth of these projects is SR3 billion ($800 million) and the current school year had seen the operation of 48 educational projects worth more than SR572 million.

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