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First world trade park unveiled in Jaipur

Anil Sharma  |  Jaipur 

unveiled the model of here today at a function attended by a host of eminent personalities from the corporate sector.
The guest of honour was The ceremony started with Raje laying the foundation with a golden brick.
With India's first World Trade Park slated to come up in two years, the focus of international trade is going to shift to Jaipur, one of the fastest growing metropolis of India, which would become gateway of world trade to South Asia.
Speaking on the occasion, Raje said that the World Trade Park would usher in a new beginning in the world of trade and industry. "It is this kind of facilities that would put Jaipur on the world map, Raje said.
The Rs 350 crore WTP would be built on over 700,000 square feet of area and would have facilities like a trade fair hall, exhibition centre, shopping centre, convention and business centre, office and display centre, hotel and clubs.
Sajjid Khan, chairman of RF properties & Trading Pvt Ltd, and the man behind the project said the World Trade Park would bring the world business under a single premise. "It will be a great socio-economic boost for the whole region, pushing up the employment rate by over 5-6 per cent", he said.
The World Trade Park will be affiliated with World Trade Centre Association and the occupant of WTP would be member of all World Trade Cetres spread across the world," he informed.
Khan said that it would be a "milestone" project that would not only change the face of Rajasthan but also place India on the international trading map.
"The world trade park is the only service-infrastructure that would enable access for businesses to a larger domestic and global market and boost around 3.5 percent of the total exports in the country", he said.
Anoop Bartaria, Promoter-Director and Architect of this project said "Rajasthan is fast emerging as India's newesdt destination for international trade and commerce in addition to its versatile gems & jewellery, textile, allied products, agro foods and handicrafts industries. This project would make Jaipur into an international commercial city attracting investments from all the sectors besides being the hottest tourist destination".
He said that it would be a landmark property with unique design. "Apart from attracting business opportunities, it would increase the transit population of India giving a direct impetus to the tourism industry. It would have trickle down effect on Indian economy as WTP would provide an ideal platform to artisans and workmen living in interiors to showcase their workmanship," he said.
Among other speakers were who was all praises for the concept. Rajasthan's urban development minister, Pratap Singh Singhvi, Vivek Gupta, managing Director, AT Kearney and Pawan Ruia, chairman Ruia Group also spoke on the occasion.

First Published: Fri, July 01 2005. 00:00 IST