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‘Mohamed Bin Zayed School construction complete’

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The school covers an area of over 25.9 thousand square metres, on a total plot area of 78.9 thousand square metres. WAM

The Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, has announced the completion of construction works on the Mohamed bin Zayed School.

Construction costs of the all-boys school reached Dhs170 million, Musanada revealed, adding that the project was undertaken as part of the Abu Dhabi Future Schools Programme, ADFSP. The handover process to the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, Adek, has also begun, the company added.

The school covers an area of over 25.9 thousand square metres, on a total plot area of 78.9 thousand square metre. The school building contains three-levels, and accommodates 2,550 students (1,500 C2 students and 1,050 C3 students) across 85 classrooms.

Facilities include a library, science and computer labs, arts rooms, a multipurpose hall, administration offices, an equipped sports hall, a cafeteria, a dining hall, a prayer room for students and the administration staff, external playgrounds, parking spaces and external landscaping.

Recently, The Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, revealed that work on the Jebel Hafeet School project in Al Ain city is progressing according to the agreed construction plan at a total cost of approximately Dhs117.3 million, with the actual completion percentage currently at around 58 per cent.

Musanada stated that it is building the school on a plot in the northern part of the Jebel Hafeet area in Al Ain over a total area of 38.4 thousand square metres allocated for the entire project, including 12.5 thousand square metres for the buildings, indicating that the C1 and KG Jebel Hafeet School in Al Ain comes within the context of the Abu Dhabi Future Schools Programme, Phase 7, Package 2.

Elaborating further, Musanada said the school, consisting of the ground and first floors, will accommodate up to 1,490 students, including 1,250 C1 and 240 kindergarten students. It will comprise 62 classrooms, including 12 for KG, two classrooms for arts and music, a library, administrative offices, a multipurpose hall, a dining hall, external playgrounds, a car park and external landscaping.

Musanada said it plans to use the latest electromechanical systems, including air conditioning and firefighting systems, etc. in line with Adek’s Design Manual and requirements.

The company assured that it was keen on observing eco-sustainability requirements and preserving multiple energy sources, as the project being constructed, will follow the 2-pearl sustainability rating stipulated by the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities.

Last month, the Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, Adek,  commenced the construction of four kindergartens, two in Abu Dhabi (at Al Falah and Al Riyadh city) and two in Al Ain (at Al Yahar and Bateen areas), within the context of the Abu Dhabi Future Schools Programme.

According to Musanada, the four kindergartens are set to accommodate up to 1,440 male and female pupils, 360 for each KG, and will be built-up on an area of over 40,000 square metres at a total cost of Dhs167.1 million.

The company said that it has designed all the new KG facilities in line with the 2-pearl Estidama’s sustainability rating stipulated by the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities, meant for buildings that enhance efficiency in energy usage.

Musanada stated that the construction of these projects forms a part of its efforts to fulfil the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, towards the delivery of projects that avail of facilities aligned to the emirate’s advanced educational level, creating an environment that will motivate students to unleash their full potential and capabilities while focusing on investing in future generations as they are the most important factor for continuing the development and advancement process across all fields. This is translated through the directives and orders of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

Elaborating further, Musanada said that each kindergarten will consist of a ground-floor building that will comprise 18 classrooms, in addition to a rest lobby for pupils, offices for teaching and administrative staff, outdoor playgrounds, landscapes, and car and bus parking bays.

WAM