December 11, 2008

Kolkata Mint to be coins, currency museum

Kolkata, 9 December: The Old Silver Mint here, a Grecian structure that is now a crumbling but landmark symbol, will house a coins and currency museum after its revamp, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said here on Monday.

“There will be a coins and currency museum, a convention centre, there will be a theatre, park, heritage hotel, centre for children,” he told reporters after laying the foundation stone of the three-year project estimated to cost Rs. 1.5 billion.

“These buildings are heritage buildings. This is a great opportunity to convert this property into a thriving, throbbing, bustling centre for culture, heritage, learning, education and entertainment,” Mr. Chidambaram said. The foundation stone was laid by West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi.

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