Monday, February 5, 2018

NBCC to develop 65-storey ‘Twin-Tower trade centre in Guwahati

The MoU was signed in the presence Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal (L) and Union Minister of Housingand Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri
NATIONAL Building Construction Corporation (India) Limited has signed a MoU with government of Assam on February 2 ahead of the Global Investors’ Summit held in Guwahati, Assam for setting up a twin tower trade centre in Guwahati with a project cost of Rs. 1950 crore in self-financing mode.
The MoU was signed between Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, on the behalf of NBCC (India) Ltd. and Ravi Capoor, Additional Chief Secretary, on the...
behalf of Govt. of Assam in the presence of Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal; Union Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri.
This iconic project will be implemented at Basistha Crossing near NH-37 with a completion period of sixty months. The construction work of the Twin Tower will commence from July 2018 using green technologies and would reflect rich natural heritage and culture of Assam, the Navratna PSU under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) said in a statement.
Speaking on the occasion, Sarbananda Sonowal, CM, Assam spoke about creating an ecosystem through which the State would prosper and the Twin Tower Trade Centre with in-house arrangement will give a new boost to business in the State. Thanking NBCC for taking up the responsibility to build the towers, he added “During our first meeting with NBCC we had asked them to submit designs for this project, and the designs that were produced before us truly reflected the expertise of the company. Now, that the MoU has been signed we expect the company to adhere to the timeline and develop this project with speed, scale and quality.”
Puri stated “This building is not just an impressive structure but it embodies the spirit of progress, the aspirations of the youth and a world class design. The Twin Towers Trade Centre is going to be not only a symbol of the greatness of Assam, but also a visible manifestation of PM’s Act East Policy.”
He urged NBCC to maintain the project guidelines, commending NBCC’s technical capacity and quality delivery mechanism; and further assured Assam Govt. to extend all support from the Government of India. Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC shared the details on the Project with the media and shed light on some of the significant features as conceived by NBCC. He stated that this structure would be built incorporating green norms and have GRIHA compliance. “The company has prepared the design considering the seismically-active location of the city”, he informed. Dr. Mittal further added that NBCC was looking to acquire the license from World Trade Centers Association (WTCA) and develop this project as a World Trade Centre. The work on Twin-Tower Trade Centre Guwahati will commence in July 2018 and the company will make all-out efforts to complete it within 3 years.” he concluded.
It may be mentioned that NBCC is also constructing a World Trade Centre in Nauroji nagar, Delhi, which is also the Nation’s largest World Trade Centre spanning approx. 60 lakh sq feet of built up area and is expected to be fully operational by 2019.
The agreement for building the trade centre on a 32-bigha plot was made ahead of the two-day Global Investors’ Summit — dubbed Advantage Assam — that Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated on February 3 in Guwahati.
A bigha equals 14,400 square feet in Assam.
NBCC officials said work on the building would begin in July using green technology as well as reflecting the rich natural heritage and culture of Assam.
“The project has a completion period of 60 months,” NBCC’s Chairman and Managing Director Anup Kumar Mittal said. The tallest existing structure in Guwahati has G+15 floors though the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) had in 2013 granted environmental clearance to a 20-storey apartment complex.
The twin tower will be equipped with modern amenities integrated with state-of- the-art IT-enabled services, and will house convention centre, hotel, shopping complex, service apartments, residential zones, museum, cinema halls basement parking with a capacity of 4000 cars, multi layered security system. Etc, the statement added. The eye-catching design of the towers has been inspired from the symbols of Assam such as ‘one-horn Rhino’ and ‘Dhol’. The project, touted to be the new Trade and Business Gateway for South-East nations, will immensely boost economic inter-linkages by facilitating global trade and investment; thereby empowering the State of Assam and the North-East on a whole.

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