Saudi government announces tender to build 60 schools, ease burden on state

Reuters News
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 4:35 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's education ministry announced on Wednesday a tender for private companies to build 60 schools, part of economic reforms designed to ease pressure on state finances.

Tatweer Buildings Co, a government-owned corporation which manages projects, said the winning bidder would be awarded a concession to design, build and maintain 60 schools in Jeddah and Mecca, ranging from kindergartens to secondary schools.

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(Reporting by Andrew Torchia; Editing by Toby Chopra)