The centre will host different product-based fairs throughout the year
The newly built "Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center" at Purbachal will be inaugurated on Thursday.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is set to inaugurate the exhibition centre virtually, Project Director (Joint Secretary) Mohammad Rezaul Karim told BSS.
He said the exhibition centre is the permanent venue for different product-based fairs throughout the year.
Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) undertook the ‘Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center Construction Project’ in Purbachal New City Project Area which is jointly financed by Bangladesh and China, he added.
He mentioned that the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) has built the exhibition centre on 20 acres of land area with a cost of Tk1,303.50 crore, of which China has provided Tk625.70 crore for the project.
He also said the centre has 33,000 square meters of floor space, including an exhibition hall covering 15,418 square meters.
The modern exhibition centre has its own water treatment plant, CATV control room, WiFi system for the internet, a modern fountain, and remote-controlled entrance gate, he added.
He also informed that Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Textile and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi, State Minister for Housing and Public Works Sharif Ahmed, and senior officials of the government, among others, are expected to remain resent at the Purbachal New City Project Area.