Contract for $205M Zeeburg Secondary cleared

The construction of the $204.5M Zeeburg Secondary School, Region Three is set to begin soon as Cabinet on Tuesday granted its no objection to the project.

Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon yesterday made the announcement at his post- Cabinet press conference held at the Office of the President.

Government had announced during the 2014 Budget that it wants to commit $32.3 billion this year to carry out infrastructural and other improvements to the education sector.

Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh had told Members of Parliament during the budget presentation that the funds are to be used to implement the first year of a “new Education Strategic Plan.”

As part of the plan $2.9 billion is to be used “towards the construction, rehabilitation, extension and maintenance of education facilities including a new and expanded Zeeburg Secondary School and the Kato Secondary complex.

Meanwhile Luncheon also informed of the no objections to contracts for two other sectors.

The procuring entity, description of tender and the award value is shown in the table below.

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