One of the largest schools in Sofia region – Hristo Yasenov Secondary School has welcomed 730 students into its warm and cosy classrooms and corridors heated by a renovated gas heating installation. Furthermore, a new central heating system was installed in the dormitory accommodating 47 students of Hristo Stoichkov Football Academy. Before that, the students used electric heaters to warm their rooms in the dormitory. The gym was renovated with high-quality waterproofing and thermal insulation. The central heating system in the swimming pool premises was fully repaired and steam traps were installed to remove water formed by condensation. The repair works were funded under Bulgarian Virtues Charity Programme by a donation of the companies Geotechmin OOD, Ellatzite-Med AD, Geostroy AD and Geotrading AD from GEOTECHMIN GROUP – the largest employer in Etropole municipality.
In terms of building stock, this is the largest school in Sofia region and it ranks third in the number of students. The school was built 57 years ago and over the years various repairs have been done, excluding replacement of the old steam installation. Due to the absence of heating, the swimming pool was closed 5 years ago. For these reasons, the project for major repairs at Hristo Yasenov Secondary School was prioritized as the most urgent one.
‘The completed repair works include replacement of the old oil boilers with gas-fuelled boilers in the school boiler room, capital refurbishment of the boiler room and the entire steam installation in the building – all pipes and radiators were replaced. The design concept has been changed – the installation was divided into separate circles, a brand new central heating system was installed in the dormitory building,’ explained Mrs Mila Mancheva – Headmaster of Hristo Yasenov Secondary School. The gym floor was replaced and the excessive-humidity problem in the swimming pool room was solved by installing dehumidifiers. ‘We hope that this year we will be able put it into operation. Yet there are some finishing works which we have to do with our own funds’, added Mrs Mancheva. She is extremely grateful to Prof. DSc. Eng. Tzolo Voutov and the other donors for their social commitment, for the high-quality repairs and for the support given by Etropole Municipality.
This is the first completed project under the framework agreement signed between Etropole Municipality and the four companies. The agreement envisages the implementation of a number of joint projects of key importance for the local community in line with Bulgarian Virtues Charity Programme. Another project, which is being implemented as part of the programme, includes repair works on the roof of Multiprofile Hospital for Active Treatment “Prof. Dr Alexander Gerchev” in the town of Etropole.
Source: Public Relations Department