Sat. May 25th, 2024

The IECC complex belongs to the globe’s greatest exposition and conference facilities –

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the International Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre (IECC) complex at New Delhi’s Pragati Maidan, along with the redeveloped India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO) complex, which is organising the September G20 Leaders’ Meeting. The IECC is planned to be one of the the globe’s premier exposition and conference structures, stated to the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

The IECC serves as the centerpiece of the Pragati Maidan complex, and PM Modi performed a lokarpan puja (a traditional inauguration ritual) at the site before the official opening. An evening cultural event is also scheduled, with hundreds of guests, dignitaries, and other invitees in attendance. During the puja, PM Modi also felicitated the ‘shramjeevis’ – those who were involved in constructing the complex.

The IECC covers an expansive campus area of nearly 123 acres and has been built through the renovation of old and outdated structures in the region, with a total cost of ₹2,700 crore. It has been developed as India’s largest meeting, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) destination.

In terms of covered event space, the IECC ranks among the top exhibition and convention complexes globally, as per the PMO statement. It aligns with PM Modi’s vision of creating world-class infrastructure for hosting meetings and will rival the Hannover Exhibition Centre in Germany and the National Exhibition and Convention Center (NECC) in Shanghai. The complex boasts state-of-the-art facilities, including a convention center, exhibition halls, and amphitheaters.

According to the PMO statement, the IECC is an amazing architecture wonder built to accommodate large-scale worldwide exhibits, trade fairs, conventions, conferences, and distinguished activities. Notably, the Level 3 of the convention center can accommodate up to 7,000 individuals, making it even larger than the iconic Sydney Opera House in Australia, which can seat approximately 5,500 people.