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160,000 cbm of rock being cleared at Khorog UCA campus site.

To prepare the Khorog campus site of the University of Central Asia for construction, up to 160,000 cubic metres of rock is being cleared and crushed, UCA said.

The cleared land will house campus buildings and the crushed stone will be used as raw material in the construction of the buildings and other infrastructure.

The campus will include academic, athletic and residential facilities surrounded by landscaped parks. The design and building process will employ best practices in campus and seismic design, construction methods and environmental sustainability.

The stone removal and crushing process is controlled from an on-site operations centre, and is time and labour-intensive.

"The challenge is not only to clear the land of the rocks, but also to reduce the size of the rocks into storable, usable material to yield two positive results; a cleared construction site and readily available raw material for construction," explained Hofiz Mirzonabotov, Construction and Facilities Division.

The rock is cleared and transferred onto a vibrating screen at a rate of 120 cubic metres per hour.

It is then moved through a series of screens and crushers, reduced in size and sorted.

The crushed rock is cleaned to remove soil and other waste. This is done with water from the Khorog River which is recycled and used in the campus nursery.

The rock is then stored, ready for use as base material for roads and buildings, manufacturing of concrete and general construction of the campus.

Once this process is complete, UCA expects to proceed with detailed campus design and site preparation work.

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Date:Mar 17, 2014
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