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Nod For Taking Up Work On Convention Centre


It is slated to come up near Bangalore airport

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Bangalore/article2619191.ece

12 November 2011

GULBARGA:
The State Government has given its approval for developing the core components of the international convention centre proposed near Bengaluru International Airport at Devanahalli.

The project is expected to cost Rs. 250 crore. The Government and the Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB) will share the cost equally.

As per the order issued recently, the Government has decided to construct the main convention hall, exhibition hall and food court under engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) model.
Committee formed

According to official sources here, the Government has constituted an empowered committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to take all decisions relating to the project and accord approvals to enable its speedy implementation.

The empowered committee comprises of principal secretaries of the Finance, Commerce and Industries, and Tourism departments, Metropolitan Commissioner of the Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority, and Secretary of the Law Department.
PPP model

Sources said that maintenance of the convention centre and setting up of other allied facilities such as star hotels, serviced apartments and theme parks would be done under public-private partnership (PPP) model.

As per the 2007 proposal of the Tourism Department, the convention centre is to come up on 35 acres of land.

It will have an auditorium with a minimum seating capacity of 6,000, 20 halls where 50 to 250 people can hold meetings/seminars, a 20,000-sq. m exhibition hall, a five star hotel with at least 300 rooms, among others.

However, due to lack of response for taking up the project under PPP model, the State Government decided to take up work on the project on its own under the EPC model.

It entrusted the work to Karnataka State Industrial Investment and Development Corporation (KSIIDC) and transferred 35 acres of land from the Tourism Department to KSIIDC.

Meet in June

Sources said the Government was planning to conduct global investors' meet in June 2012 at the proposed international convention centre and that was why it had decided to develop the core components.