Guj govt to develop convention centre in Vadodara: Minister

, 10:09 AM IST

Vadodara: The Tourism Corporation of Gujarat will open a convention centre here to tap the potential in Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) segment, Gujarat Minister Saurabh Patel said here today.

Patel, who has Finance, Energy and Tourism portfolios, said this Rs 94 crore project will be raised in PPP (public, private, partnership) mode.

“We are coming up with a convention centre in Vadodara for which tenders will be floated within a week. The location has been finalised and the model is being worked out. There will be an auditorium with 2,000 persons capacity,” Patel said on the sidelines of launch of an international exhibition ‘Switch 2016’.

Presently, Gujarat has a large convention centre located in Gandhinagar – the Mahatma Mandir which can host up to 15,000 people, he informed.