UNIDO SMART BUILD center opened its doors

UNCT-KG_UNIDO-building (l) Farrukh Alimdjanov, UNIDO Project Coordinator, Vladimir Nifadiev, Rector of KRSU and Vadim Chekmazov, Advisor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic are cutting the ceremonial red ribbon. Photo courtesy: Svetlana Lapteva

Bishkek, 3 October 2017 – UNIDO officially opened its SMART BUILD Center in an event, which was attended by the representatives of state officials, academic institutions, private sector and international organizations.

Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University (KRSU) has provided premises, where UNIDO has set-up and equipped the Center with the financial assistance of the Government of the Russian Federation under the project “Promoting community level job creation and income generating activities through the development of cost-effective building materials production in Kyrgyzstan”

Vadim Chekmazov, Advisor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Kyrgyz Republic noted that the Center can be a good evidence of fruitful cooperation between the Kyrgyz Republic and Russian Federation and the Center can be helpful not only for the country, but also beyond it.

Located at the premises of Faculty of Architecture, Design and Construction of KRSU, SMART BUILD Center encompasses a cosy conference room with a video conferencing facility. There is a separate exhibition hall. The visitors can use a reading hall with its specialized library. Teachers and students with architecture and building background can use the facilities of the Center. Also, the Center can be benefited by the local and international private companies, working in building industry. There are possibilities for arranging the meetings and thematic exhibitions to share experiences and to demonstrate best practices in the area of leading technologies of the construction industry and new alternative building materials and housing.

“Undoubtedly, the Center plays a key role in training the future professionals in construction industry and enhancing awareness about new construction materials and technologies by bringing together the representatives of science, academia and industry sector” -  said Vladimir Nifadiev, Rector of KRSU.

Speaking of the main aspects of UNIDO Project, Farrukh Alimdjanov, Project Coordinator said: “We are attempting to promote technology advancement for low-cost environmentally friendly building materials that can be produced locally from the available raw materials for the needs of local population, in particular in the rural areas. Such initiatives of supporting local production will help local economy and create new job places. These are the main directions, on which we are moving”.