Kuwait-fi­nanced school opens in south­ern Iraq

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BAGH­DAD: Iraq’s Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has in­au­gu­rated a new Kuwait-fi­nance school in the south­ern Al-Muthana Prov­ince. The school, fi­nanced by Kuwait Fund for Arab Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment (KFAED), was built on an area of 4,645 square me­ters and cost $3.3 mil­lion. “This gen­er­ous ges­ture from Kuwait would help fill the huge gap in schools, “Di­rec­tor of the Cul­tural Re­la­tions Depart­ment at the Iraqi Min­istry Hasanein Moala said on the side­lines of the in­au­gu­ra­tion cer­e­mony, ex­press­ing grat­i­tude to Kuwaiti lead­er­ship and peo­ple. He elab­o­rated that “this is the 21st school out of 23 schools which Kuwait promised to build in Iraq at a to­tal cost of $59.6 mil­lion.

The re­main­ing two schools would be opened in Jan­uary and June 2017 re­spec­tively, he said. For his part, Kuwait Am­bas­sador in Bagh­dad Salem AlZa­manan, who at­tended the in­au­gu­ra­tion, re­it­er­ated Kuwait’s com­mit­ment to of­fer all re­quired sup­port to Iraqi gov­ern­ment to al­le­vi­ate the suf­fer­ing and meet the ba­sic needs of Iraqi peo­ple. Last week, Kuwait dis­trib­uted school bags and sta­tioner­ies to dis­placed stu­dents in north­ern and south­ern prov­inces and would dis­trib­ute food bas­kets to dis­placed peo­ple in Bagh­dad next week, Al-Za­manan said. — KUNA

A new school in­au­gu­rated in south­ern Iraq which is fi­nanced by Kuwait Fund for Arab Eco­nomic Devel­op­ment (KFAED). — KUNA

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