British Cos to set up convention centre at Amravati
The Chief Minister Mr. N. Chandrababu Naidu’s ambitious project to develop a world class capital city at Amravati gained further traction with major British companies coming forward to set up a mammoth convention centre on the lines of StadiArena in Ahmedabad.
In fact, the same British companies, Foster and Partners and TransStadia had set up the iconic structure in Ahmedabad, which has attracted world attention.
TransStadia’s proposal for the Amravati Convention centre includes a massive sporting arena, which can host 60-odd sporting activities, besides an indoor arena with a seating capacity of 4,000.
The proposal was discussed when representatives of the two companies and the British High Commissioner Mr Dominic Asquith met with the Chief Minister last week, reflecting the continued interest being shown by overseas companies in participating in the development of the model capital city.
Mr Naidu was pleased that the British companies were showing keen interest in Amravati and hoped that the partnership was a long-lasting one. “More British companies should invest and partner with Andhra Pradesh Government, as Amravati is sure to bring promising returns in the near future,” he said.
Quick to take action, the Chief Minister immediately instructed his officials to coordinate with the representatives of the British companies to finalise the land allocation, so that work on the project can commence at the earliest.
Mr Naidu was particularly attracted by the sporting facilities that the project envisages, particularly as a clutch of sporting legends had emerged from the State recently, especially in badminton.
Later, the British team was given the low down on the on-going works at Amravati. The British representatives were visibly attracted by the scale and pace at which development was unfolding at Amravati.
The developing capital city will perhaps be one of the few in the world which will have the participation of a string of overseas companies from different corners of the globe, lending it a truly international and world-class look.