History

2018
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1989

1989
1989 - PWTC hosted the prestigious Commonwealth Heads of government from October 18th - 24th.
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1986

1986
1986 - The first event hosted was the PATA Convention which was held from April 12th - 16th where more than 2,500 participants attended the event.
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1985

1985
1985 - The building that was to be Kuala Lumpur's World Trade Centre is named Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) after Malaysia's first Prime Minister Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj.
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1979

1979
1979 - The UMNO Supreme Council agrees on the design for PWTC. 1979 - The building committee under the chairmanship of Datuk Seri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad began construction of the building.
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1972

1972
1972 - UMNO purchased a four hectare plot of land along Jalan Tun Ismail.
1972 - RM 3million was collected from all UMNO divisions and individuals.
1972 - Deputy Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn took over the chairmanship of the building project. When he was appointed Prime Minister and acting UMNO President, he relinquished his chairman position to Tengku Razaleigh
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1971

1971
1971 - UMNO's general assembly decided to construct a building to permanently house UMNO's headquarters, replacing the current premises along Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman.
1971 - The project was spearheaded by Malaysia's second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak who chaired the building committee.
1971 - A special fund was set up to finance the project