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Kuwait builds schools, medical centers in Kurdistan

(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) IRBIL, Jan 16 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) will build five schools and other three medical centers in Irbil and Duhuk for displaced Iraqis' camps in Iraqi Kurdistan, who fled their homes from Mosul.

Consul General of Kuwait to Irbil Omar Al-Kandiri told KUNA on Monday that the Consulate General supervised the signing of two agreements today between KRCS and a construction company in Iraqi Kurdistan region for building five schools and three medical centers to better serve displaced Iraqis.

The newly-built schools and medical centers will be later handed to the Ministries of health and education in Iraq Kurdistan region, he affirmed.

The first school to be handed to Kurdistan region will be called "Kuwait First School" in Irbil Governorate with the capacity of 480 students to offer the displaced Iraqis two separate equational periods, he said.

Kuwait offers great care to the educational field, he said, adding it will later supply the displaced Iraqi with study desks, class boards and school bags.

The Kuwaiti Consulate General in Irbil is responsible for distributing humanitarian aid to the displaced Iraqis in Kurdistan region, upon the instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's initiative, as His Highness is always keen in offering relief to Iraqis, the diplomat said.

Meanwhile, head of KRCS' disasters and emergency department Yousef Fahad Al-Me'raj said in remarks to KUNA that the schools and medical centers will be built within the area of the displaced' camps, while the schools will be ready in two months.

The schools will be built according to the latest criteria in the field, while three of them will be constructed as caravans, the projects supervising projects Fayad Hijazi said. (end)

Kuwait builds schools, medical centers in Kurdistan

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