A group of students of American University in Central Asia (AUCA) made a trip to the Kumtor mine over the weekend. All of them are scholarship-holders of the US Central Asia Education Foundation and students of the Economics and Business Administration departments.
The would-be business managers and economists were especially interested to learn more about operation of Kyrgyzstan’s largest gold miner which contributes significantly to the national economy. During their visit, the students could watch the gold extraction and production process. The group visited the open-pit, gold mill, camp and Petrov Lake. The Company’s experts provided general information about the production process and answered questions. Remarkably, the students also could watch wild animals within the mine area, a fox and a flock of wild sheep, in the vicinity of the camp.
“I took an investment law course throughout the whole semester at AUCA. We discussed Kumtor in detail as an example of Kyrgyzstan’s largest investment project. This trip is the most captivating and helpful experience in my academic life. I’m stunned by the scale of the enterprise and the mine’s contribution to our country. I’m happy to have an opportunity to see the production process with my own eyes,” said Nasiba Nurmatova, an AUCA student and scholarship-holder of the US Central Asia Education Foundation.