by Meetings and Conventions Asia | January 17, 2020
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The new exhibition-cum-convention centre may be built at either Byculla or Mulund.

MUMBAI - The state government of India's largest city, Mumbai, has shortlisted plots in Byculla and Mulund to construct a world-class exhibition-cum-convention centre.

Mumbai Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had said the city needed an exhibition centre to organise global summits, fairs, and road shows and serve as a support infrastructure for the export sector, reported The Hindu.

A presentation on the selected locations to Chief Secretary Ajoy Mehta was held on on January 15, and the proposal would then be tabled before the Cabinet for approval, officials said.

"We have two locations in mind, Byculla and Mulund, where the centre could come up on a large area. The Chief Minister had earlier suggested Navi Mumbai as a possible location, but we find these alternatives equally suitable," said a senior official.

While instructing officials to start work on a global exhibition centre either in Mumbai or Navi Mumbai, Mr Thackeray had said: "Ensuring that the State grows industrially and jobs are created for the youth at the same time is the priority of our government. From now, our government will ensure that all policies are drawn keeping labour and export promotion at its centre."