Putra World Trade Centre

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Putra World Trade Centre
Udeyismail Putra World Trade Centre.jpg
Entrance of the Putra World Trade Centre
Alternative names Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra
General information
Status Complete
Type Offices and convention centre
Location Jalan Tun Dr Ismail
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Construction started 1981
Completed 1984
Opening 2 September 1985
Management Putrade Property Management Sdn Bhd
A seminar held at one of the halls at PWTC

The Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC; Malay: Pusat Dagangan Dunia Putra) is a main convention and exhibition centre at Jalan Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Construction commenced in 1981 and was completed in 1984. The building was officially opened on 2 September 1985, by the then Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad, during the first UMNO General Assembly, and has been a staging area for following UMNO General Assemblies since.

This building is also used for the International Quran Reading Competition every year, since it was moved from Stadium Merdeka in 1985.

Location and access[edit]

PWTC is located in the Chow Kit/Jalan Putra ward in the north-western corner of downtown Kuala Lumpur. It is next to Jalan Putra's interchange with Jalan Tun Ismail and is within walking distance of several hotels such as the Seri Pacific Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Sunway Putra Hotel, Dynasty Hotel Kuala Lumpur, and Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur. The confluence of the Batu and Gombak Rivers is located right behind the convention centre.

The Sunway Putra Mall is connected to PWTC by a pedestrian bridge, which also links up the LRT and KTM Komuter stations and the aforementioned hotels.

Public transportation[edit]

PWTC lends its name to the  SP4  PWTC LRT Station on the Ampang Line. It is also connected by a pedestrian bridge across Jalan Kuching to the  KA04  Putra Komuter station which serves both the Batu Caves-Tampin Line and Tanjong Malim-Port Klang Line on the KTM Komuter network.

Car[edit]

PWTC is located adjacent to the interchanges with Jalan Kuching and Jalan Ipoh, both part of the Highway Jkr-ft1.svg system.

Interior[edit]

  • Menara Dato Onn - The UMNO general headquarters
  • Dewan Merdeka
  • Dewan Tun Abdul Razak 1 & 2 (Separated from main building with Batu river)
  • Dewan Tun Dr Ismail
  • Dewan Tun Hussein Onn

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Coordinates: 3°10′4.96″N 101°41′29.78″E / 3.1680444°N 101.6916056°E / 3.1680444; 101.6916056