Beijing to renovate Bangladesh- China Friendship Conference Center in Dhaka

, 4:18 PM IST

Dhaka : China is set to renovate Bangladesh’s largest multi-purpose convention center which it had built 15 years ago as a token of friendship between both nations.

Md. Shahidullah Khandaker, Secretary of Bangladesh’s Ministry of Housing and Public Works, and Li Guangjun, Economic and Commercial counsellor of the Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh, signed the Minutes of Implementation on behalf of their respective nations recently, reports Xinhua.

Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) also known as Bangladesh- China Friendship Conference Center situated at Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla neighbourhood is still considered the only international conference center of Bangladesh.

It is also home to the country’s National Parliament and important local and foreign offices.

Bangladesh will later this year arrange a Global Forum on Migration Development (GFMD) in the center and nearly 1,000 guests from all around the world are expected to participate in the forum.

“We must renovate our only international conference center at our earliest to better arrange the global forum,” Xinhua quoted a Lankan official as saying.

He added that Colombo is glad that Beijing accepted the former’s request to renovate the center.(ANI)