Chess Academy will be built in Bishkek

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Bishkek, July 9, 2018. / Kabar /. The first chess academy in Kyrgyzstan will be built in Bishkek. A ceremony of laying a capsule took place n Bishkek on Monday.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the International University of Science and Business Nurgaly Asanaliev said that their university will fund the project, and they are only waiting for support from the state authorities in the education policy.

"In order to popularize chess among young people, we decided to build an Academy of this sport. This is a very important aspect in education, as a person learns to think. The project is fully funded by the university, we expect that there will be support from the state authorities in organizing tournaments at our base," Asanaliev said, adding that they are ready to accept about 300 children after one year.

Director of the State Agency for Youth, Physical Culture and Sports Kanat Amankulov said that the academy will create comfortable conditions both for beginners and professional chess players. In addition, leading experts will be involved in raising the level of skill.

"The idea was proposed by President of Kyrgyzstan Sooronbay Jeenbekov. To date, without attracting public financial means, entrepreneurs decided to take responsibility - to lay a capsule and build an academy," he said.

The Academy will be located on 1500 square meters, where children, professionals will prepare for international tournaments to represent Kyrgyzstan.