Guj to set up hi-tech international centre in Vadodara

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Vadodara, Nov 11 (UNI) The Gujarat government has decided to set up a state-of-the-art International Convention Centre in this cosmopolitan city with a view to provide all modern facilities to industries as well as to tourists.

The hi-tech convention centre, first of its kind in Gujarat, will come up on an eight-hectare land in Harni village close to Vadodara airport.

According to official sources, the ownership of the revenue land, free from encroachment, had been transferred to the Tourism Development Corporation of Gujarat to set up the project which is estimated to cost nearly Rs 50 crore.

This would be the third high-tech international convention centre in the country after Delhi and Hyderabad, the sources said.

The district authorities swung into action for identification of a suitable land for the centre after chief minister Narendra Modi announced his government's decision to have such a centre in Vadodara at a recent three-day annual ''Chintan Sibir'' of his ministers and senior bureaucrats here.

Mr Modi stressed the need for an international convention centre in the state because of tremendous industrial growth in this region.

Sources said the construction work on the project which also includes a star hotel, would start soon after all the formalities were completed.

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