Surat Diamond Bourse – world’s largest workspace

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Surat Diamond Bourse, the world’s largest center for international diamond and jewelry trade.
  • Surat Diamond Bourse, located at Khajod village, is the world’s largest office complex, spanning over 67 lakh square feet.
  • It will serve as a global hub for trading both rough and polished diamonds, along with jewelry.
  • The facility includes a state-of-the-art ‘Customs Clearance House’ for import and export, a jewelry mall for retail business, and international banking and safe vaults.
  • Diamond traders, including those from Mumbai, have acquired their offices through auctions conducted by the management.
  • The Surat Diamond Bourse is a part of the Diamond Research and Mercantile (DREAM) City project, initiated with the ground-breaking ceremony in February 2015 by former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel.
  • With 4,500 diamond trading offices, the mega-structure has nine towers of 15 floors, occupying 35.54 acres within the DREAM City project.
  • The office spaces range from 300 sq ft to 1 lakh sq ft, making the Surat Diamond Bourse the largest office building globally.

Q. Which of the following is recognized as the world’s largest office building?

A) Dwarka City
B) Mumbai Diamond Center
C) Surat Diamond Bourse
D) Global Jewelry Hub

Correct Answer: C) Surat Diamond Bourse

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