Hambantota International Convention Center – Striding Forward

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Hambantota is a rural village in the deep south of Sri Lanka. However the past few years has seen immense improvement in this city of the South. The construction of great road ways , some even exceeding the standards of those found in the capital of the country and opening of an international airport , port as well as an international cricket stadium are some of the noteworthy infrastructural improvements. Among them is the Hambantota International Convention Center. One of the features that were lacking in this part of the country. There are several other convention centers around the island where various events take place through out the year. Many of these events are coordinated by companies that engage in Event Management in Sri Lanka. One such company that has been highly credited is Nkar MICE , they specialize in providing services related to exhibitions , conventions , conferences and other related events.

The Hambantota International Convention Center , better known as the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Convention center was declared open in 2013 by the then president of Sri Lanka , Mahinda Rajapaksa. The building was constructed on a 28 acre plot of land and is Sri Lanka’s second international convention center. The main hall has a seating capacity of around 1500 and three additional halls which can accommodate up to 250 people each. The conference center is up to date with all technical facilities and also features a helipad for helicopter landing as well as the parking space can accommodate around 450 cars. The first international conference that was held at this venue was the Commonwealth Youth Forum. The conference hall was constructed at an approximate cost of around 15.3 million USD and has been a wealth of resource to the public of the region.

Nigel Walters is a travel writer, who writes under the pen name, Fritzjames Stephen. His content is based on the myriad of experiences and indulgences that the world has to offer travellers across all walks of life.
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