On 13 October, the building site was officially handed over to the “Velve” company for the construction of the new RSU student hostel at 5 Dārza Street.
RSU will start the construction of the three-storey student hostel with a basement and 135 rooms; two storeys will be adjusted for students with disabilities. The building will also feature rooms for recreation and studies, parking lots next to the building and in the basement as well as bicycle parking facilities.
“Velve” was selected as a winner of an open competition as the company offered the most economically advantageous tender. The expected end date for the hostel construction is 17 August 2017. Construction works of the building will be covered from the university's own funds.
The construction was initiated to provide housing for a greater number of local and international students. Besides, the new hostel will fit into the university campus within the territory surrounding RSU main building at 16 Dzirciema Street.