Construction of 39 schools in Gaza halted

GAZA, (PIC)– The ministry of education in Gaza said on Tuesday that construction work in 39 schools in the Strip came to a halt due to the renewal of the blockade and closure of tunnels.

It said in a report that the halt to the construction of those schools would negatively affect the educational process in the coastal enclave.

The ministry pointed out that the closure led to shortage in construction material such as cement, iron, gravel, tiles, wood, paint, aluminum, and electric appliances.

The report detailed the situation saying that work in 12 schools under final stages of construction came to a halt while two others were in the medium stage of construction were halted.

It added that contracts for the building of 25 others schools were terminated for the same reason.

The report said that all seven water wells affiliated with the ministry’s various directorates were closed due to fuel shortage.

(Source / 10.07.2013)

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