$515M and $790M to construct St. Rose’s High, Yarrowkabra Secondary Schools

Contracts for the construction of St. Rose’s High School in Georgetown and the Yarrowkabra Secondary School on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway were signed on Wednesday. These contracts were signed by the Ministry of Education and Shandong Degian International and R. Bassoo and Sons.

St Roses High School will be constructed by Shandong Degian International and the project is scheduled to last 19 months with a defects period of one year, the Ministry of Education said. This school will be constructed at a cost $515M and will have three a 3 storey building, separate sanitary block, modern classrooms, a canteen block, all modern data facilities, laboratories and a lift. It will have the capacity to accommodate 350 to 400 students.

Yarrowkabra Secondary School will be constructed by R.Bassoo and Sons. This construction which is expected to be completed in 18 months will be constructed at a cost of $790M.

The school will have nine buildings complete with the requisite laboratories, designated space for industrial arts, a main lecture hall and other auxiliary buildings and will accommodate 800 students.

The Ministry of Education in its release said that Minister of Education Priya Manickchand  reminded the contractors that the projects they are about to begin will benefit generations of students.

Minister Manickchand pointed out that it is important that contractors complete each school on time so that children can benefit from all that these modern schools will offer, the Ministry said.

It said too that the Minister pointed to the “strict posture” the government has with contractors as it relates to the completion of projects according to contract.

She said that unreasonable delays will not be tolerated as was seen in other situations whereby contracts were ended when contractors failed to deliver, the Ministry said.