Earthquake Reconstruction and Rehabilitation Authority (ERRA) has signed memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Friends Welfare Association Pakistan (FWAP) to reconstruct six schools in Muzaffarabad in 10 months period.
The MoU was signed at ERRA headquarters. ERRA’s Director Donors and Sponsor Lt-Col Farooq Shah and Executive DirectorJaved Iqbal inked the MoU, said a press release.
Shah said that Kokkyo Naki Kodomotachi, a Tokyo based International Japanese Organization will provide Rs65.65 million for the construction of six schools in Muzaffarabad suburban area.
Rs27.668 million will be spent on construction of Government High School Mattai.
Government Girls Primary School Abia in Gojra Muzaffarabad will be built with a cost of Rs7.07 million.
He added one each government girls and primary schools will be reconstructed in Pain and Bana villages of Langar Pura Muzaffarabad with a cost of Rs16.08 million. Girls primary schools will be built in Hotreri and Ghori Sayidan with a cost of Rs14.79 million.
The FWAP executive director said that in the second phase 10 more boys and girls schools would be reconstructed in AJK rural area. These schools were destroyed during 2005 disaster.
He said that FWAP has already reconstructed 40 boys and girls schools in Mansehra, Abbottabad and Shangla Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa where students area getting education.
He added that the FWAP after completion of these schools will also provide furniture and other facilities to the pupils.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 9th, 2014.