ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE KARACHI RESIDENTIAL POLE
Apart from renovation and re-designing on professional lines of the present premises (Exhibition gallery, resource center, opening of a book-sho[, installation of multi-media facilities), The Alliance has prepared a project for creating residential facilities offering lodging facilities (for short and long periods) to scientific, research, academic and artistic guests as well as businessmen and industrialists.
Proposed to be built inside the Alliance premises, this facility of 5 to 6 rooms (with bath-room and dressing room) around a patio will also consist of two new meeting/working rooms as well as a common pantry. Situated behind the main building, it will only be accessible only to those on actual mission here (researchers, cultural personalities, economic and commercial personalities …). These guests will have full access to the facilities offered by (conference room, cafeteria, restaurant…).
It will be equipped with the modern means of communication (telephone, internet) as well as video-conferencing facilities. This project aims at to make the Alliance a « rear-base » for visiting French or European missions in Karachi in the fields of scientific, cultural, artistic and economic cooperation.
This facility will offer housing to teachers, artists and conference and seminar guest-speakers of Alliance. By opening this facility to institutions and partners (French or Pakistani, it will be turned into a working « platform » equipped with housing facilities for their visiting missions, thus helping to enhance the resource of Alliance and ensure its self-financing.
CREATING AN INTEREST POOL FOR FINANCING THE PROJECT
The Alliance Francaise of Karachi alone cannot finance this “Residential Pole” (estimated cost: 30 milion Rupees = 280 000 Euros). It is there looking for setting up an «Interest Pool» consisting of French institutions, partner universities and research organisms, private sector companies and partners ; each partner entitled to a «right of access», based on first-come first-served basis for lodging its visitors in this secure working environment.
- Expression of Interest for participating in the Sponsorship Program of Alliance Française Karachi
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