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New school demolished for expanding CBD

A NEWLY completed primary school at a cost of 15 million yuan (US$2.2 million) will be demolished and replaced by a central business district in southeast China's Fujian Province, parents complained.

The pupils can transfer to other schools, or the school will set up a simple temporary campus, the grandfather of Lu Wei Ting, a grade-four student of Banxiang Primary School in Fuzhou, Fujian's capital city, told today's China National Radio.

Banxiang, founded 100 years ago, is a renowned school in Fuzhou's Taijiang District. The district government decided to build a new five-story school in 2008 and it opened in late September last year, headmaster Sun Minglong told the radio.

However, it's now scheduled for demolition to make way for a new CBD, destined to become a new landmark, according to Huang Yingming, director of Taijiang District Education Bureau.

Mao Kaiwen, whose son is in grade four, complained that he'll have to spend four out of six years at the school studying on temporary campuses, after spending a year in a poorly equipped classroom while the new school was built.


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