By – Shrishti Mehra

Surat Diamond Bourse is a 3400 crore project built on 35.54 acres of land. It is set to become a global trading destination for rough and polished diamonds.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will open the ‘Surat Diamond Bourse’ on Sunday, which is billed as the world’s largest corporate office center.

“The Surat Diamond Bourse shows the dynamism and growth of Surat’s diamond industry.” It also shows India’s entrepreneurial spirit. It will act as a hub for commerce, innovation, and collaboration, increasing our economy and creating jobs,” the prime minister stated in an X post in July.

Officials told news agency PTI that the PM will also open the newly upgraded terminal building of Surat airport when he arrives there the same day.

Here’s what we know about this huge structure, which is larger than the Pentagon in the United States.

  • The SDB building, with approximately 67 lakh square feet of floor area, is located in Khajod hamlet near Surat.
  • Surat Diamond Bourse has been built on 35.54 acres of land for 3400 crore. It is on track to become a global trading hub for rough and polished diamonds.
  • It is the largest interconnected skyscraper in the world, with over 4,500 interconnected workplaces. The office complex is larger than the Pentagon and houses the country’s largest customs clearance facility.
  • The Surat Diamond Bourse can accommodate 4,200 traders from 175 countries who will be visiting Surat to purchase polished diamonds.
  • The trading center would employ around 1.5 lakh people, as diamond purchasers from all over the world will have access to a global trading platform in Surat.

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