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UAE Project successfully opens 40 schools in Pakistan

Islamabad, June 24 (ANI): The UAE project to assist Pakistan, upon the directives of President Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has completed 40 world-class schools and institutes and handed them over to the local authorities in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

The Project, which focuses on four major sectors- education, public health, roads and bridges- comes within the framework of the efforts by the UAE to help Arab and Islamic countries as one of the leading donors in the field of humanitarian aid and international development around the world, reports Gulf News.

Nearly 21,000 boys and girls have already started classes. A batch of school bags were also distributed to the students as part of an Emirati School Bags project for the benefit of Pakistani students in different locations around the country with a target of 30,000 school bags.

Director of the Project, Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, said Shaikh Khalifa’s directives have also resulted in the building and rehabilitation of 53 schools and colleges at a cost of 27.634 million dollars to accommodate between 25,000 to 28,000 students.

Al Ghafli also announced the start of implementation of Shaikh Khalifa’s directives, which include building two model schools, one in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province and the other in South Waziristan at a cost of 500,000 dollars for each school. (ANI)