March 5, 2019 / 6:12 AM / 4 months ago

UAE to invest $408 mln in "new generation" schools

DUBAI, March 5 (Reuters) - The United Arab Emirates plans to build the first set of “new generation” schools, for which the government has allocated 1.5 billion UAE dirhams ($408.4 million), according to a plan announced by the country’s vice president and prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, on Monday.

The new schools will include laboratories for design, robotics, and artificial intelligence as well as health, environmental, and sports facilities, Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Dubai’s ruler, said in a Tweet.

Last week, he announced a new $8.7 billion housing plan and $3 billion in spending for roads and infrastructure in the northern areas. ($1 = 3.6728 UAE dirham) (Reporting by Nafisa Eltahir; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)

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