Liwa Science and Innovation Centre is set to be completed by 2021 end. It will enhance capabilities and develop competencies in the fields of science and innovation in North Batinah governorate.
The project is backed by OQ Company, the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Jusoor Foundation. The total area of the centre will be 6,423sqm, with a building area of 2,740sqm, and cost over RO1.2mn.
The MoE, represented by the Directorate General of Education in North Batinah governorate, will be responsible for the operations and management of the centre.
According to Hamad bin Khalfan al Rashidi, director general of education in North Batinah, the ministry seeks to provide qualified administrative and technical staff to operate the centre’s facilities to reach desired goals of training and developing the capabilities and skills of school, college and university students, expanding their cultural, scientific and innovative perceptions, as well as participation in local and international scientific competitions.
The Liwa Science and Innovation Centre will be a place to experience science and arouse passion among students and the local community in scientific knowledge and new technologies. In addition, the centre is expected to play a pivotal role in supporting and encouraging scientific knowledge. The centre will enhance the national identity through workshops and cultural forums which it will conduct. The centre includes a learning resource centre and a fully equipped multi-purpose hall that can accommodate up to 300 people.
It will also include a public library serving different age groups, and a planetarium with modern astronomical devices and equipment to help students and those interested in understanding astronomical sciences.
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