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Air conditioners to be installed in 103,000 public classrooms in Taiwan

All public primary and secondary schools in Taiwan will be equipped with air conditioners by summer 2022, according to Premier Su Tseng-chang after discussions with President Tsai Ing-wen.

The project is to give primary and secondary students a more comfortable learning environment amid summer heat. Every public classroom, urban or rural, will receive air-conditioning two years from now according to Su.

Officials would first upgrade the electrical systems of some older schools to ensure better energy efficiency and safety, Su explained. He added that smart energy-saving solutions and solar rooftops would also be installed in some school buildings to enhance cooling.

The estimated cost of the project is estimated at NT$35.6 billion, was also designed to close the rural-urban gap between campuses

Many parts of Taiwan currently affected by intense heat because of warm southwesterly winds with temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius according to the Central Weather Bureau

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