Kwel Kah Baung Migrant Learning Center

  • Project type : New Construction
  • Building Type : School, college, university
  • Construction Year : 2013
  • Delivery year : 2013
  • Climate zone : [Aw] Tropical Wet & Dry with dry winter.
  • Net Floor Area : 1 000 m2
  • Construction/refurbishment cost : 35 000 €
  • Number of Pupil : 450 Pupil
  • Cost/m2 : 35 €/m2
  • Cost/Pupil : 78 €/Pupil

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