State Minister for Housing and Public Works Sharif Ahmed on Wednesday visited the Bangabandhu Tri-Tower Project site at Purbachal new town area to see the progress of the scheme.
During the visit, officials of the consortium of local PowerPac Holdings and Japanese firm Kajima Corporation briefed him about the project’s progress, said a press release of the consortium.
During the visit, Housing and Public Works Secretary Shahidullah Khandaker and Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakkha Chairman Syed Nur Alam accompanied the state minister while Syed Qamrul Islam, Chief Operating Officer and Director (Operations) of Consortium of PowerPac Holdings and Kajima Corporation briefed him.
The consortium got the allotment of a total of 114 acres of land in Sector-19 of Purbachal New Township Project from Rajuk, the development authority of capital Dhaka, to build the new commercial hub through an open auction in 2018.
The commercial township named ‘Central Business District’ (CBD) will be constructed on over 100 acres of land in the next seven years.
It will have a total of 49 skyscrapers, including a 473-metre tall 111-storey iconic Legacy Tower, 71-storey Liberty Tower and 52-storey Language Tower to accommodate business houses in a total space of about 38.441 million square feet (sft).
The three towers were named as Bangabandhu Tri-tower.
Of the other skyscrapers, each will have a height equivalent to a 40-storey building, the sources said, adding that a large convention centre was also included in the development plan.
During the briefing, the PowerPac officials said the project will have an investment of Tk 96,000 crore.
Soon after receiving the allotment of the project, PowerPac officials said, they signed a contract with Chinese firm – Power China International Group Ltd – to appoint it as the construction contractor while world’s seventh largest architect company South Korean Heerim Architect and Planners Co Ltd was engaged as the project architect.
French firm Archetype Construction Holdings Ltd was engaged for construction and project management while Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (Buet) for soil test mobilisation and Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC) for traffic impact assessment (TIA) and environmental impact assessment (EIA), they said.