Introductory Press-Conference in Relation to the Construction of New Educational Building of UNWE
On 24 July 2017 in the Small Conference Hall of the university it was held an Introductory Conference on the project entitled New Educational Building of UNWE in Sofia financed by the Operative Programme Regions in Growth 2014-2020, Priority Axis III – Regional Educational Infrastructure, Procedure BG16RFOP001-3.003. At the event attended the Rector of UNWE Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev, Alexander Grigorov, Head of the project, Lyubomir Galchev, representative of the company Galchev Engineering, Arch. Georgi Savov, architect of the new building, Nikolay Bakardzhiev, Assistant Rector of UNWE, Dobrinka Ivanova, moderator, journalists and guests.
|Dobrinka Ivanova, Prof. Statty Stattev, Alexander Grigorov, Nikolay Bakardzhiev (from the left to the right)|
The implementation of the project for a new educational building will contribute to greater academic importance of UNWE and will increase its capacity with less than 20 %, pointed out Prof. Stattev. The Rector outlined that the total floor area of current university building is about 40 000 square meters but the UNWE has more than 20 000 students – 16 500 Bachelor students and about 5 000 Master students that makes the demand of new building absolutely substantial. The academic process begins at 7.15 a.m. on Monday and ends at 9.00 p.m. on Sunday, pointed out Prof. Stattev and expressed his hope that the new building would allow the academic process to begin at 8.30 a.m. - one of his dreams as a Rector.
|During the Press-Conference|
Prof. Stattev specified that on the ground level of the new building there would have also two test centers - 280 seats each. The Rector outlined the UNWE as the first university in the country where a test center had been built 10 years ago. It had been used for the electronic prospective student examinations and a year later for the electronic examinations of the first and second year students. The new two test centers will meet the demands of Faculties and Departments as well as the demands of other institutions in contractual relations with the UNWE, pointed out Prof. Stattev.
|The Rector is presenting the opportunities of academic process in the new building.|
Prof. Stattev reminded that the new 5 floors building would have total floor area of 8 518 square meters, four aulas - 250 seats each, four halls - 120 seats each, four halls - 80 seats each and four halls - 40 seats each, 19 lecturer rooms, student canteen - 100 seats, underground car park.
Through the implementation of the project two major purposes will be achieved: reduction of energy consumption and decrease of pollutant emissions, commented Alexander Georgiev. The Head of the project assured that the terms of implementation had been observed so the work should end in compliance with the requirements of the Operative Programme Regions in Growth.
The improvement of the educational environment quality is one of the major project topics, outlined Lyubomir Galchev. According to his words the new building will contribute to greater competitiveness of the university.
|Engineer Lyubomir Galchev (on the left)|
Arch. Savov added that the building had been designed in compliance with all regulatory requirements and the striving for constructing a balanced building. According to his words its shape would be in line with the rest university buildings and it would have all the necessary indicators of energy effective building.
|Arch. Georgy Savov|
The total investment cost on the project which should be realized by the funds of Operative Programme Regions in Growth 2014-2020 for implementation of the project BG 16RFOPOOl-3.003-0005-C01, № РД-02-37-285/07.12.2016 - New Educational Building of UNWE in Sofia is 11 706 200.00 BGN including 3 824 077.72 BGN European co-financing, 674 837.24 BGN national co-financing by the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works and 7 207 285.04 BGN funding by the Bulgarian state budget in the frameworks of the three-year budgetary planning of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education and Science (2017 – 2019). By these funds will be improved the material and technical facilities of the most prestigious economic university in Bulgaria, pointed out Dobrinka Ivanova.
The new building will be located in the eastern part of the UNWE educational complex and it will be connected with the educational building “3” located to the west. The beginning of the project was set up on 7 December 2016 by the signing of Grant Financial Assistance Contract. The duration of the project is 30 months – since the date of signing the Contract to 7 June 2019.