Action at UCA Campuses in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan
Usually the University of Central Asia (UCA) campus sites in Khorog, Tajikistan; Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic; and Tekeli, Kazakhstan are only buzzing with construction activity, but this past month, they witnessed action of a different nature. UCA organised a media briefing in Khorog, celebrated its topping out (reaching the highest point) construction milestone in Naryn, and design architects visited national partners in Kazakhstan for expertise consultation.
MEDIA VISITS UCA KHOROG CAMPUS SITE
On 14 November, journalists from Badakhshan newspaper, Impuls, PamirInfo and Badakhshan television visited UCA's Khorog campus for a site tour and to interview staff and workers. They toured the dormitories, faculty, academic building, student life, library, site welfare facilities, and were briefed on health and safety rigour at the site.
UCA NARYN CELEBRATES CAMPUS TOPPING OUT (HIGHEST POINT)
On 13 November, UCA Naryn construction workers marked the completion of the highest point (topping out) of the Naryn campus site. To celebrate this construction milestone, there was a simple celebration. Construction Director Grant Robertson congratulated staff on the high standards maintained, being accident free, and rapid progress in a short period.
DESIGN ARCHITECTS VISIT UCA IN KAZAKHSTAN
From 13 to 17 October, UCA’s design team for its Tekeli, Kazakhstan campus visited the Almaty region to review plans and consult local partners, including the local design and architect company ZSK, State Expertise and the Seismic Institute. The team comprised of Architecture and Interior Design Project Director Christopher Oakley, Gensler; and Delivery Architects and Engineers Zoran Stanojevic, Zoran Stojkovic, Ivan Tosich and Igor Ujdur of Dizajn Arhitektura. They were accompanied by Construction and Facilities Division Project Manager Rauan Yesbolov.