Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has approved the proposal to build a 140- storey ‘Iconic Tower’ at Purbachal near the capital city Dhaka. With the construction of the Iconic Tower Bangladesh will have the tallest building in South Asia.
The design of the 140–storey tower will have symbols of the Liberation War with the number 71 appearing on both sides of the iconic tower.
Sources said a deal will be signed with US-based firm Kali Pradip Chaudhury Group very soon regarding the matter.
Burj Khalifa, standing at over 828 metres and more than 160 stories, is the tallest building in the world.
The capital development authority Rajuk has fixed a 60-acre area in Purbachal New City and completed the plan of the tower and also fixed Tk20 crore for per acre of land.
Rajuk officials hinted that the stadium and international conventions for exhibitions will be built near the building.
Founder and Chairman of the US-based firm group Dr Kali Pradip Chaudhury, who is of Bangladeshi origin, is in Dhaka to put pen to paper.