New International Convention Centre Approved for Patna
January 25, 2012
Plans to build a US$55 million international convention centre have been approved by the Indian state government of Bihar. The riverside centre, to be constructed near the Gandhi Maidan, will reportedly have seating capacity for 5,000, which includes three meeting halls each with a seating capacity of 50 to 300. Other facilities planned for the completed project will include a plenary hall, cultural and media centres, VIP lounge, shopping areas and a food court. Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar, said, ﾓThe government has already given its in-principle approval to the project, which is aimed to provide world-class venue for recreational, cultural and other activities in the city.ﾔ No completion date has been released for the project.
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