▲ Up
05:59 23-01-2019
АКИpress CA-News Tazabek Turmush
President Rahmon inaugurates University of Central Asia's Khorog campus
Central Asia | society | 16:49, 14 September 2018 | 1820

AKIPRESS.COM - The first private regional university in Tajikistan was inaugurated by President Emomali Rahmon on September 14. The formal opening of the University of Central Asia’s Khorog campus is another historic milestone, and the second campus to go into operation since its Naryn campus was inaugurated in Kyrgyzstan in 2016, UCA said.

The University of Central Asia (UCA) was founded in 2000 as a private, not for profit, secular university through an International Treaty signed by the Presidents of Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan, and His Highness the Aga Khan; ratified by the respective parliaments, and registered with the United Nations. The Presidents are the Patrons of the University, and His Highness is the Chancellor.

Addressing a gathering of 1000 guests, President Rahmon said that “the University of Central Asia in Khorog is opening a new page in our country’s education system… I am convinced that the operation of this newly established facility will benefit not only our country, but it will also strengthen the multifaceted cooperation between the countries of the region in the field of education.”

On behalf of UCA, Dr. Shamsh Kassim-Lakha, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, expressed deep appreciation to the President of Tajikistan for gracing the occasion, and for his foresight and commitment to higher education. He also offered special gratitude to His Highness the Aga Khan, “whose vision, continued stewardship, and attention to every aspect of this University have enabled us to witness this special day.”

The architectural design of the master plan of UCA was prepared by the award-winning Japanese architect Arata Isozaki. The buildings on the campus represent only its first phase, and were constructed mainly by small and medium size Tajik contractors to ensure maximum economic benefit for the local and regional economy. The investment of US $95 million in the Khorog campus was provided by the Aga Khan Development Network, supplemented by a soft loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation of the United States.

In the first phase of campus construction, UCA operations created more than 1,400 jobs in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, with 90% being local residents. The University also created over 200 permanent new faculty and staff jobs in Naryn and Khorog.

In Khorog, UCA has paved roads to Dasht Village from the main town, a gravel road to Upper Dasht Village and an access road from the community of Khitjd. The University also installed streetlights in the area. To extend quality healthcare services to the Khorog community, the Aga Khan Development Network’s Khorog Medical Centre is also under development. In addition, two kindergartens and a training centre for early childhood educators has also been established.

17:45 German company interested in tourism cooperation with Tashkent17:40 China allocated $120 million for construction of cement plant in Kemin: MP17:22 Mongolia's international reserves rise to $3.5 bn in 201817:11 Interdepartmental working commission to examine discrepancies in new Codes17:03 MP suggests assessment of PM’s work after consideration of annual work report16:52 In pictures: Naryn beauties in national clothes16:47 Ronaldo accepts €18.8m deal over tax evasion16:35 Uzbekistan to hold talks in US concerning lift of boycott of its textile products16:27 At least 91 people killed, dozens injured in Mexico gasoline pipeline explosion16:24 Kazakhstan to continue evacuation of its citizens from Syria16:16 President Jeenbekov, National Security Committee Chief discuss ongoing fight against corruption16:15 Zimbabwe president Mnangagwa skips Davos over protests16:10 Group of lawmakers propose to allow Kyrgyz migrants with foreign citizenship to own land in country16:01 MP encourages government to remain principled in fine sizes15:40 Asian Cup 2019: Kyrgyzstani referee comments on match against UAE15:34 Lawmaker suggests sanctions for poor preparation of new Codes15:17 Tajikistan will not receive second $20mln tranche from Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development15:15 Parliamentarians outraged by absence of Prime Minister, Prosecutor General at meeting of committees considering new Codes15:04 AFC Asian Cup 2019: Australia beats Uzbekistan15:00 Chinese hospital in Osh is completed by 99%: State Construction Committee
© AKIpress News Agency - 2001-2019. All rights reserved
Republication of any material is prohibited without a written agreement with AKIpress News Agency. Any citation must be accompanied by a hyperlink to akipress.com.
Our address:
Moskovskaya str. 189, Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic
e-mail: english@akipress.org, akipressenglish@gmail.com;
Tel/Fax: +996(312)65-03-06