US$85 million Spent on University of Central Asia Construction in Naryn - Kabar Information Agency
The University of Central Asia in Naryn, currently under construction, is funded by Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). The total estimated spending of this University US$85 million. The new main campus building which will welcome students from September 2016, has been completed and final finish works are ongoing. This information was provided during a media tour on 8 September organised by AKDN, Kyrgyzstan.
The AKDN is also constructing similar campuses in Tekeli, Kazakhstan and Khorog, Tajikistan. The students in Naryn will be able to pursue degrees Computer Science, Communications and Media with minors in Central Asian Studies; and in Tekeli: Engineering Sciences, Business and Administration, with a minor in Globalisation Studies; and in Khorog: Economics, Earth and Environmental Sciences with a minor in Development Studies.
Currently 300 workers from local communities are employed in construction. The opening of this educational institution will reduce unemployment in the region, will help reduce social challenges and will create conducive conditions for economic development.