Nikken Sekkei and Kyrgyz Republic Capital Sign Landmark MOU
for Urban Planning Collaboration

(TOKYO) -- Nikken Sekkei signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on May 17 with Bishkek, the Kyrgyz Republic’s capital city, marking the start of a strategic partnership for urban planning and long-term development. The memorandum includes a contract for visionary plan services, demonstrating commitment to enhancing Bishkek’s urban landscape.

The signing ceremony was attended by Bishkek Mayor Aibek Dzhunushaliev, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kyrgyz Republic to Japan Erkinbek Osoev, as well as Bishkek Chief Architect Urmat Karybaev. Nikken Sekkei was represented by Urban Design Head Kizumi Ryuichi and Dr. Fadi Jabri, Head of Operations in CIS and MENA.

Under the memorandum, Nikken Sekkei will collaborate closely with Bishkek to identify the city’s challenges, define the mayor’s vision for the future, and propose comprehensive strategies to enhance the city’s urban environment. The initiative will involve extensive research, stakeholder engagement, and the application of best practices in urban design and planning.

“We are honored to work with Bishkek and its leadership to create a sustainable and visionary master plan,” said Nikken Sekkei CEO Atsushi Omatsu. “This collaboration signifies a significant step towards fostering the city’s urban resilience and innovation.”

“This partnership with Nikken Sekkei will bring invaluable expertise and innovative solutions to address our city's urban challenges,” added Mayor Dzhunushaliev. “We are excited about the future possibilities this collaboration will bring.”

Nikken Sekkei is committed to leveraging its extensive experience and cutting-edge expertise in urban planning to support Bishkek’s sustainable development to ensure that it becomes a model for future urban environments.


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