NEW DELHI: The city of Chandigarh witnessed the launch of World Trade Center on 6th December 2015. WTC Chandigarh is being constructed by the Viridian Group and is being designed to achieve LEED CS Gold Certification. According to sources, it is poised to become the most environmentally-sustainable commercial project of its size and state.
WTC Chandigarh will act as a major catalyst to the economic growth of the Chandigarh Capital Region (CCR) and is expected to bring CCR onto a global platform. The presence of a World Trade Center facility will further bolster regional strategies to develop export-oriented economic zones by attracting foreign business and multinational companies to the region. In addition, the service offerings of WTC Chandigarh will improve the local business competitiveness and increase foreign direct investment inflow.
Talking about the launch, Rolf Draak, Interim CEO, World Trade Centers Association, said, “We believe WTC Chandigarh is going to become an important player in the global WTCA Network. On the one hand, it will be the in-bound access point for WTC members and businesses around the world to connect with the local business community. On the other hand, it will be the outbound channel for local businesses to get direct access to the global market. By working closely with the WTC members in the network, WTC Chandigarh will create trade and investment flows in both directions, which will in turn benefit both the Chandigarh/Tri-City region and the global business community.”
“Tenants of One World Trade Center gain a huge degree of added marketing value because of the building’s unsurpassed prestige and prominence,” said Cushman & Wakefield.
The WTCA begun its journey in India with WTC Mumbai in 1970 and its growing year on year with addition of new members. A few prominent members include WTC Pune, WTC Bangalore, WTC Chennai, WTC Kolkata, WTC Noida, WTC Chandigarh and WTC Manesar. Many of these are under planning and approval stage. WTC Manesar, developed by AN Buildwell, is now operational.