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Modernizing Curriculum towards the Goals of UN SDGs for Central Asian Universities – Climate Action and Sustainability Development

About Bishkek

Current and Future State of Water Resource Management and Environmental Issues in Central Asia will be held in American University of Central Asia, from June 24 to June 26, 2019. Detailed information on venue and travel map.

Visa requirements

As always, visa requirements depend on your country of origin, please refer to information provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic (http://www.evisa.e-gov.kg/) on visa applications. An informal, but usually current overview of visa requirements is provided by Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Kyrgyzstan).

Please contact the organizers when a visa support letter is needed. Keep in mind that this requires significant processing time due to the registration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kyrgyz Republic.

Currency and Banking

The official currency in Kyrgyzstan is som. An exchange rate list is available on https://valuta.kg/ and you might want to use a convenient calculator. Foreign currency exchange is available at most banks and exchange offices throughout the city. International credit cards (mostly VISA) are accepted for payment in hotels, restaurants and shops.

Tourist info and shopping

General info about Bishkek, places, attractions, restaurants and shopping is available on web sites like this (http://wordpress.redirectingat.com/?id=725X1342&xcust=8982&xs=1&isjs=1&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tripadvisor.com%2FAttractions-g293948-Activities-Bishkek.html&xguid=e69d80a234ac3d19c412b929f3066646&xuuid=9f8715bb762cc0f6bfede6b6856ed374&xsessid=&xcreo=0&xed=0&sref=https%3A%2F%2Fgisca2019.wordpress.com%2Flocalinfo%2F&pref=https%3A%2F%2Fgisca2019.wordpress.com%2F&xtz=-360&jv=13.13.5-stackpath&bv=2.5.1).


Voltage: 220 Volts.

Liability and Insurance

The organizers do not accept responsibility for individual medical, travel or personal insurance needs and all participants are strongly advised to take out their personal insurance before travelling to the conference.

From Manas Airport to Bishkek City

Bishkek Manas international airport is connected with major airports http://www.airport.kg/

By shuttle:  The scheduled airport shuttle “Aero express” is operating between the Airport and micro district №12 (approximately 30 min). One way ticket costs 120 SOM (1.6 EUR, 1.8 USD, 110 RUB).

By taxi: The prices of a taxi from the airport to the city center are approximately 1000 SOM (12.5 EUR, 15 USD, 900 RUB). From the airport to the city center by taxi takes 20-30 min.

Traveling in Bishkek

By “marshrutka”: Information about destinations, schedules, tickets and prices in Bishkek  is provided on websites:

http://bus.kg/ also available app on Google Play and App Store

https://2gis.kg/ also available app on Google Play and App Store

http://inobi.kg/ also available app on Google Play and App Store

By car: Information about all taxi services are avalaible on mobile apps:

Yandex Taxi Bishkek (Яндекс.Такси) (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.yandex.taxi)

Jorgo Taxi (Жорго Такси)


Namba Taxi (Намба Такси)


Hotel Information:

The following hotels in are recommended for CAWRM 2019 participants:

Bishkek Boutique hotel


Premier Hotel


IO Hotel


Bugu Hotel


Jannat Regency



Booking of hotels in Bishkek can easily be done online via www.booking.com , assistance can be requested from local organizers.



American University of Central Asia
7/6 Aaly Tokombaev Street
Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic 720060

Tel.: +996 (312) 915000 + Еxt.
Fax: +996 (312) 915 028
AUCA Contacts