IDB Hands over 12 Schools-Cum-Cyclone Shelters in Bangladesh
Jeddah, 26 December 2017 / 7 Rabi-Thani 1439 H:
IDB handed over 12 Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters (in package 14), as part of the Fael Khair Program in Bangladesh which was donated by the Late King Abdullah Ibn Abdul Aziz (may Allah have mercy on him). The Handing Over were attended by high ranking local government officials in the areas were the Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters are located.
The total number of Schools-cum-Cyclone Shelters that was handed is now 139 out of 172 which will be finished next year Inshallah.
These state-of-the-art buildings are part of a long cherished dream of the local population. Each building, apart from serving as a modern school for 240 students, will also give shelter to 2,000 people and 500 heads of cattle during cyclones, which afflict Bangladesh from time to time.
The schools-cum-shelter buildings have been designed to withstand top wind speeds of up to 260km per hour. These facilities are designed as “green” buildings equipped with durable school furniture, solar power and potable water supply system, including rain water harvesting which provides safe drinking water in this saline belt where safe drinking water is a priceless commodity, especially during calamities.