Guatemala to Reconstruct 477 Education Centers

With support from Germany, Spain and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), 477 schools damaged in the Agatha tropical storm will be rebuilt.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Roberto Monroy, administrative viceminister for Education, explained that with the support of the National Fund for Peace (FONAPAZ), 187 classroom roofs will be repaired and 25 walls rebuilt in schools across the country.

"We are working to restore and revamp the damaged education centers with planning expected to finish in August for construction to begin in September with those sites deemed highest priority," stated Monroy.

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