During his working visit to the Czech Republic, the Omani Minister of Foreign Affairs also visited the CTU Rectorate, where we presented him with the results of the work of the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings. Part of the meeting was also a proposal for cooperation in designing the building of the newly established Czech embassy in Oman.
His Excellency Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah arrived accompanied by representatives of the Czech Foreign Ministry, Juraj Koudelka and Lukáš Gavenda. Guests were welcomed by rector Vojtěch Petráček, vice-rector Zbyněk Škvor and director of the University Center for Energy Efficient Buildings Lukáš Ferkl. During the prepared program, everyone then looked with interest at the energy self-sufficient Air House, which currently houses the Information Center of CTU. Our colleague Antonín Lupíšek accompanied the tour with his interpretation.
The visit arose from diplomatic activity connected with the intention to open a Czech embassy in Oman, whose duties are still performed by the embassy in Riyadh. Therefore, during the meeting, it was also discussed that CTU UCEEB could participate in the design of the new embassy building. Thanks to this, we could make use of the experience we gained during the implementation of the SAWER and Air House projects when preparing proposals. Along with us, experts from the German University of Technology in Oman (Gutech) should also participate in the project.