Governor Willie Obiano yesterday said the International Conference Center, Awka with a ten thousand sitting capacity will be ready by December 2019.
The Governor stated this when he performed the official flag off of the construction.
The ten storey building with a roof of about eighteen meters long that can be visible from any part of Awka City, on completion, will house a five star restaurant and multiple halls, among others.
Flagging off the event, Governor Obiano stressed that the project is one of his landmark projects, expressing optimism that the contractors handling the work will deliver in record time.
He appreciated the State House of Assembly for the speedy passage of the 2019 budget, stressing that it will aid fast track development in the State, including the Conference Center project.
The Commissioner for Housing, Engineer Emeka Ezenwanne, explained that the project will improve the State Internally Generated Revenue.
The Commissioner pointed out that the project on completion will be the first of its kind in the South East, stressing that it will hopefully serve as a tourist site.
Earlier, the Construction Manager of the firm handling the Project, Engineer Mark Tu described the project as a legacy project.
While promising to ensure that the project will be world class on completion, assured of delivery on schedule.