Roza Otunbayeva Visits University of Central Asia's Naryn Campus
Former Kyrgyz President Mrs Roza Otunbayeva visited the University of Central Asia’s (UCA) campus site in Naryn on 22 July 2015. She was joined by Naryn Vice Governor Ms Chinara Abdraimakunova and accompanied by UCA’s construction team.
During her site tour, Otunbayeva met local contractor Nurlan Akymbaev from Jany Kurulush and witnessed members of the construction team in action.
Otunbayeva toured the interior of the new facilities, reviewing progress and the quality of construction. She visited a double modular dormitory room for students, a faculty apartment and a classroom.
Based on her experiences as a university student living in shared housing in Moscow, Otunbayeva noted that privacy in dorms would be important to students. Admiring the faculty residence, she suggested that UCA also consider encouraging faculty immerse themselves in the community by living in Naryn town.
Otunbayeva noted that the classrooms were the most modern she had seen so far in the country, even in comparison to new universities in the capital city Bishkek; “Compared to other universities under construction, I think this university will be the most current in Kyrgyzstan."
Approximately 90 percent of the team building and managing construction at the Naryn site are Central Asian engineers, construction professionals and workers. UCA construction offers well-compensated employment and international standards for the well-being of all persons engaged in the construction, monitored by an in-house health and safety management team.
Phase I construction of the Naryn campus, the first of three UCA campuses in Central Asia, is on schedule. The campus will open its doors to UCA’s first undergraduate class in September 2016.