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Jakarta to rebuild 103 schools

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 2, 2017   /   06:43 pm
Jakarta to rebuild 103 schools Students sit in a dilapidated schoolhouse. (tempo.co/Suryo Wibowo)

Jakarta aims to finish the renovation of 103 state schools across the city by the end of the year. Some 40,000 students will be temporarily moved to other schools as a consequence, an official has said.

Jakarta Education Agency deputy head Bowo Irianto said all the school buildings needed to be totally knocked down and rebuilt, for which a Rp 1.5 trillion (US$112.6 million) budget had been earmarked. Bidding for rebuilding the schools has been completed. 

“There are 103 schools that need total renovation. If on average each school has 300 to 600 students, some 40,000 students will need to temporarily study at other schools,” Bowo said as quoted by wartakota.tribunnews.com.

Forty schools for which tenders were completed earlier are already under renovation.

A Dec. 20 deadline has been set for the renovation of all the schools to be completed.

Separately, Jakarta Goods and Services Procurement Agency (BPPBJ) head Blessmiyanda said she was upbeat that renovation of the schools would be finished on time. 

“We are optimistic the renovations will be done by the end of the year. This is because the contract states that construction should only take four months. That means the contractors must finish as expected,” she said on Monday. (wnd)