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Prasad Panda


December 21, 2020


Alberta’s Recovery Plan

Construction of the $54 million school will create more than 300 jobs for Albertans. Construction will get underway in early 2021 and be completed in the summer of 2023. The Calgary Board of Education will determine when the school will open.

“I am very pleased that we are able to move forward with the North Calgary High School so quickly and I am confident that Bird Construction will deliver this project on time and budget. Because of the importance of this project we streamlined our processes to start construction earlier, add new jobs as quickly as possible, in support of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.”

Prasad Panda, Minister of Infrastructure

“It’s an exciting day for the students of north Calgary, as we are one step closer to getting the North Calgary High School built. When complete, the school will inspire Calgary students to reach new heights and provide them with a modern learning space in their own community. When we make these investments in education, we are providing our children with a solid foundation that will set them up for success.”

Adriana LaGrange, Minister of Education

While the contract has been awarded, there is a great deal of work Bird Construction must complete before construction begins.

This includes:

  • securing the needed trades, sub-trades and labour
  • ensuring the required construction equipment is available
  • securing the needed construction materials
  • receiving the required permits and licences for construction
  • finalizing the construction schedule

The new high school will be able to accommodate up to 1,800 students from grades 10 to 12 and provide them with a comfortable and supportive learning environment.

Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure we are benefiting our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, we are putting Alberta on a path for a generation of growth.

Quick facts

  • This project is part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan.
  • This spending includes:
    • $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
    • $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
    • $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
    • $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects, $500 million in municipal infrastructure
    • $1.5 billion for Keystone XL
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    Prasad Panda

    Prasad Panda served as the Minister of Infrastructure from April 30, 2019 to June 21, 2022.