Building ready by 2016

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  • Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014

More facilities:Naresh showing an artist's impression of the new building comprising a multi-purpose hall and the administration and recreation centre in Jalan Bagan Jermal, Penang.

PILING works on a 0.81ha plot of land in Jalan Bagan Jermal where the Indian Association (IA) Penang’s multi-purpose hall will be built, is expected to be completed in two weeks’ time.

Association secretary L. Naresh Kumar, 43, said the project, which will also include a four-storey administration and recreation centre, was scheduled for completion at the end of 2016.

The RM20mil project is an expansion of the IA’s present building in Jalan Bagan Jermal, Penang, which houses the association’s adminis-tration office and recreation facilities.

“The new building is next to the present building.

“Site clearance started early this month and a load test is being conducted on the land now.

“Once the load test is done, piling works will commence,” he said in an interview on Sunday.

Naresh said the design of the project took into account the Vasthu principles.

“The architecture depicts South Indian-style with tall columns and dome designs from North India.

“There will be a stage for international-level musical shows, theatre-style seating capacity for about 2,500 people, conference and meeting rooms and six badminton courts, among many other facilities.

“There will also be a car park for more than 200 cars,” he said.

Naresh added that the administration and recreation centre would house the association’s administration office, cafe outlet and eateries, gym and library, among others.

For details and to contribute towards the project, contact the association at 04-2269929 or 04-2284295.

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