Prime Minister Lays Foundation Stone Of Convention Centre In New Delhi
The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, laid the foundation stone for India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) at Dwarka, New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion the Prime Minister said that the IICC will reflect India’s economic progress, rich cultural heritage and its consciousness towards protection of the environment. He said it is a part of the Government’s vision to give importance to world-class infrastructure, and ease of doing business.
The Prime Minister stated that smaller countries have world-class conference facilities due to which they have become conference tourist hubs. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, said that with the construction of IICC, India is moving in the direction of developing eco-system of conference tourism in the country. This convention centre will be a mini-city within Delhi with expo, meetings, markets, offices and recreation centres at a single place. Prime Minister further stated that the IICC will give a new identity to India in the sphere of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) which is a multi-billion business.
The Commerce Minister said that the proposed exhibition centre, convention centre and multi-performance arena developments are estimated to generate over 5 lakh employment opportunities for the people. This job creation will not be limited to core IICC facilities, but it will have a multiplier effect of direct and indirect spending and entail opportunities for regular formal employment in supporting IICC land uses like retail, office and hospitality.