The country’s lone World Trade Centre (WTC) was formally handed over to the authorities of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) on Thursday after completion of its construction works.
The CCCI has developed the 24-storey WTC with its own fund while the Concord Engineers and Construction Limited (CECL) has implemented the project.
CCCI President Mahbubul Alam presided over the project handing over ceremony organised at the Bangabandhu Conference Hall in the WTC.
WTC Advisory Committee Members MA Latif MP, local daily Azadi Editor MA Malek and Dr Mainul Islam Mahmud, Concord Group of Companies Chairman SM Kamal Uddin, Managing Director Shahriar Kamal, CCCI Senior Vice President Md Nurunnewaj Selim, Vice President Syed Jamal Ahmed, Directors Md Didarul Alam MP, Mazharul Islam Chowdhury, AKM Akter Hossain, Kamal Mostafa Chowdhury, Mahfuzul Hoque Shah and Md Ahid Siraj Chowdhury Swapan were present at the ceremony among others.
MA Latif, in his speech, observed that the aesthetic architecture of the centre is symbol of country’s economic advancement.
The WTC which has world-class facilities will surely play effective role in attracting investment from home and abroad, said Latif.
CCCI President Mahbubul Alam said development of the WTC took Bangladesh one step forward in world arena and it is now proud of the whole country.
Mentionable, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the WTC in the city’s Agrabad area on January 30 this year.
CCCI has constructed the 24-storey sophisticated and aesthetic building, also the tallest one in the port city, at a cost of around Tk 200 crore with its own fund.
The building will house banks, exhibition hall, shopping mall, food court, IT zone, international trade institution, international standard convention hall, meeting room, international media and language centres, five-star international chain hotel, office floors, health club, banquet hall, tennis court, swimming pool and helipad on rooftop to offer all kinds of business related services.