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Sonowal lays foundation for convention centre cum state guest house

By HindusthanSamachar | Publish Date: Mar 9 2019 6:41PM
Sonowal lays foundation for convention centre cum state guest house
Guwahati, Mar. 9 (HS): Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation stone for construction of a Convention Centre cum State Guest House at a location adjacent to Circuit House and Brahmaputra Ashok in the city here friday evening. It may be noted that Rs. 259,46,07,000.00 project would be built in keeping with the various requirements and varied user profile. The project includes convention centre with 3000 seating capacity, circuit house block, state guest block and other features like certified green building, landscaped gardens, CCTV security surveillance, building management system, sensor lights, waste management etc. Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that since Guwahati was the gateway to South East Asian nations, infrastructural development of the city has been one of the core agenda of the State government. Therefore, government has conceived of the plan of constructing a convention centre and a State Guest House to accommodate people coming to the capital city from different places. He also said previously Guwahati had very few facilities to hold convention of international standard. However with completion of this proposed convention centre, the city would be able to host conventions, meetings etc of international standards in Guwahati itself. During his speech, he also thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for conceiving Act East Policy and transforming Guwahati into the epicenter of international relations with the South East Asian Countries. Minister for PWD and finance, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma while speaking on the occasion said that with the foundation stone of the convention centre is a promising journey of the state towards unprecedented development. Chairman HouseFed Ranjeet Kumar Dass, Chairman ATDC Jayanta Malla Baruah, Chief Secretary Alak Kumar, DGP Kuladhar Saikia, Commissioner and Secretary GAD M. Angamuthu and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion. Hindusthan Samachar/Arvind/Pramod \
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