The Asian Development Bank mentioned on Monday that it has finalized to a $ 75 million loan for a project in the education sector in Sindh.
As per the statement released by ADB, the Manila-based credit agency said that the project focused to improve the quality, accessibility and gender equity of the secondary education system and infrastructure in Sindh.
The loan will be spent on improving the quality, accessibility and gender equality of secondary education.
Norman LaRocque, ADB Head of Central and Western Asia said that “According to the current strategic location, economic importance and young workforce of the province, Sindh has the potential to become an important driver of economic growth and development in Pakistan.”
He further added that the struggle to enhance the secondary education system and infrastructure in Sindh is important to ensure that graduates possess the skills and knowledge required to contribute productively to the country’s growth and development.
The project to improve secondary education in Sindh involves the construction of some 160 new secondary school blocks in existing state school buildings, mainly in 10 districts in the south of Sindh.
The new blocks will include gender-specific features such as separate sanitation and separate prayer rooms for women. They are also equipped with solar energy.