Assam Government on February 2, 2018 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Building Construction Corporation (NBCC) for construction of 65-storey Twin Tower Trade Centre in Guwahati.
The agreement was signed under the pro-active “Act East Policy” of the Union Government aiming at elevating and harnessing the strengths of North-East India and reducing the isolation of the region by improving all round connectivity and civic infrastructure.
The Union Government has planned an investment of approximately Rs 45000 crore for the development of India's North-Eastern regions bordering China, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Myanmar.
The agreement was signed ahead of the two-day Global Investors’ Summit 'Advantage Assam'.
• Guwahati is one of the 100 Smart cities chosen to recast the urban landscape of the country under the Smart Cities Mission of the Union Government.
• It is being established as a Regional Hub for the North East India and as a World Class Guwahati City by anchoring and reorienting the city towards its natural assets.
• The proposed Twin Tower Trade Centre will definitively add to this transformational plan.
• The project is scheduled to be completed in 60 months
• It will be implemented at Basistha Crossing near NH-37 and the construction work will commence from July 2018 using green technologies and would reflect rich natural heritage of Assam.
Risk involved in the construction of 65-storey twin towers
The construction of this 65-storey twin towers has been receiving mixed reactions as people fear that Assam falls in Zone 5, a high-risk earthquake category.
The tallest existing structure in Guwahati has G+15 floors though the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) in 2013 granted environmental clearance to a 20-storey apartment complex.
When: 2 February 2018
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