New landmark in Kuala Lumpur
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur will have another iconic landmark when the new KL Putra World Trade Centre is completed within the next four years.
The project will feature new office buildings, the Putrade Hall and a sixstar hotel with a 70-storey tower.
In addition, redevelopment will be done on the existing Tun Razak 1 and 2 halls and the upgrading of Menara Dato Onn, Merdeka Hall, Tun Hussein Onn Hall and the Tun Dr Ismail Hall at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC).
The 70-storey tower, which will be built on the Putra Bus Terminal site, will have a floor area of 1.2 million sq ft and will house the new Umno headquarters.
The groundbreaking ceremony of the new building was officiated at by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak, who is also Umno president, at a ceremony to announce the redevelopment of PWTC, held on the top floor of the Putra Bus Terminal yesterday.
Najib said construction on the tower would begin on May 11, 2017, in conjunction with the birth date of Umno.
The project, which will be implemented by Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad, will also include a mosque with a capacity for 5,000 and a two-storey shopping podium. – Bernama
The KL Putra World Trade Centre is expected to be completed within the next four years.