Makkah, Saudi Arabia: The executive committee of the Makkah Public Transport Project decided to remove six educational facilities belonging to the General Directorate of Education, as their location is on the same path along the Makkah train project.
The city’s mayor and chairman of the executive committee of the Public Transport in Makkah, Osama Al-Bar, informed the General Directorate of Education about the need to speed up the evacuation of the facilities. Al-Bar explained that the General Directorate has been given enough time in advance to provide alternatives sites for these facilities.
The buildings slated to be demolished are King Abdulaziz Secondary School of Boys in Al-Azizia district, the Scout Center in Al-Azizia district, Al-Saadia Elementary School for Boys in Al-Tayseer district, as well as the Musab bin Omair Middle School for Boys in Al-Tayseer district, the Elementary and Middle Schools Complex 26 for Girls in Al-Otaibih district, and the Hisham bin Abdul Malik Primary School for Boys in Al-Umrah district.
After much concern regarding the razing of the facilities, Abdullah Al-Morshid, an engineers involved in the project, said that even though a date has been set to begin the demolition, the final schedule is the responsibility of the the Makkah govenorate.
© Arab News 2014