KUALA LUMPUR: Kuwait Red Crescent Society has completed the structure of Al-Mubarikiya School and handed it over to Banda Aceh province, located at the northwestern tip of Indonesia.
Handing over the school comes as part of completing Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah village project in the Indonesian Province that has started back in 2009, Chief of KRCS Barjas Al-Barjas said during a ceremony on this occasion.
HH Sheikh Jaber is late Amir of the State of Kuwait.
The school, named after the first school built in Kuwait, holds all necessary facilities from classrooms, laboratories, theater, meeting halls to medical emergency units.
Al-Barjas noted the Kuwait is taking pride in rushing to aid Indonesia, financially and medically, after it was hit by the 2004 tsunami by rebuilding the infrastructure in many parts of the country. Kuwait also helped in building a water desalination plant and an orphanage in addition to providing up to 300 boats for fishermen in Banda Aceh and its neighboring areas.
In a statement, Kuwaiti Ambassador to Indonesia Nasser Al-Khaldi stressed that Kuwait and Indonesia have strong political, economic and social bonds. He emphasized that his country will always remain a supporter of Indonesia and to any humanitarian work. The Kuwaiti envoy lauded KRCS's efforts and wished this humanitarian body more accomplishments in all voluntary and humanitarian works.
On his part, Banda Aceh governor expressed his appreciation to all philanthropic efforts done by the state of Kuwait and the KRCS. (KUNA)