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Philippine School of Doha to Get its Own Building
The Philippine School of Doha (PSD) is expected to move to its own building some time in the second or third quarter of 2014, school chairman Gerardo Macasa Jr said yesterday.
Macasa said at a briefing the school had formally received the Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning’s approval letter, sanctioning land for the school building. The letter was delivered by the Philippine Ambassador to Qatar, Crescente R Relacion.
The new school will be built near the Catholic Church of Our Lady of Rosary, Mesaimeer, said Macasa Jr. Spread over an area of about 14,275 sq m, the new school will accommodate about 7,000 students.
“Initially, only 10,000 sq m of land was allotted but our ambassador’s successful efforts helped us get an additional 4,275 sq m”, said the chairman.
“The Filipino community in Qatar is growing at a phenomenal rate every year and we are taking this into consideration while the plan is being prepared,” he said.
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