European Commission rehabilitates 55 schools

Apr 22 (InfoLanka)   The European Commission has implemented a project to rehabilitate 55 schools in the five educational zones of the Jaffna peninsula with 11 local contractors carrying out the work.

This comes in the wake of the EC's announcement in September 2002 of a programme to implement key provisions of the Ceasefire Agreement and to build confidence in the peace process which includes clearing the school areas of mines, rehabilitation of buildings and refurbishing them with basic equipment.

Work started a fortnight ago and will last for four months. The cost of the work and the equipment amount to 60,000 Euro.