PGGMB eyes $32m upgrade of Madang school

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THE Brunei Malay Teachers Association (PGGMB) plans to upgrade its Tunas Jaya PGGMB Madang School, which is expected to cost $32 million.

PGGMB President Hj Antin Ahad said the “mega project plan” had been submitted to the authorities for approval.

Speaking during the association’s annual general meeting yesterday, he said there will be additional buildings and facilities to the school.

The group plans to start construction later this year and complete the project by 2016.

Hj Antin said PGGM has been enjoying a steady income from its investments on education institutions, which have been operating for more than 19 years.

Another recent development is the renovation of 31 units of PGGMB residential houses and a six-storey flat. According to the leaflet, the redevelopment of these properties will serve to generate income for PGGMB in the long term.

During the meeting, members were also informed of an upcoming 30th ASEAN Council of Teachers Convention which will be held in Singapore and PGGMB fund for orphans in conjunction with the upcoming holy month of Ramadhan.

About 200 PGGMB members attended the association’s 64th annual general meeting at its headquarters on Jalan Kianggeh.

The members were among the representatives from PGGMB’s 15 branches throughout the sultanate - nine from the Brunei-Muara district, three from Tutong and two from Belait.

According to its press statement, all members of the annual general meeting are entitled to be updated with PGGMB’s activities and plans.

Currently, PGGMB has over 2,000 registered members, including those who are engaged in teaching at schools and higher institutions in the country.

Established in 1937, PGGMB was officially registered in 1939 as a welfare and professional association for teachers.

The Brunei Times