The 7 th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM-2019) is going to be held at the CIRDAP International Conference Center (CICC) in Dhaka, Bangladesh during March 02-04, 2019. CICC is a multi-purpose convention facility located at Topkhana Road, Dhaka and is being used for many renowned economic, social, cultural events as well as international conferences over the last few decades.

The CICC has been established at the premise of a historical place known as “Chamely House” (also called as “Chummery House”). The Chamely House is an English cottage type building located opposite to the High Court Building of Bangladesh, and in an area closer to National Press Club, Secretariats and Ministries. The building was constructed in 1920. British architect Robert Luis Proudolk designed the layout of the area and some buildings, such as the Curzon Hall, Governor House (Old High Court building), the Foreign Ministry Office. Chamely House was designated to be the residence of bachelor British high officials working in Dhaka. Around 1938, the building served as a girl students’ dormitory of University of Dhaka for some time. The building was used as the headquarter of the Public Service Commission after the independence of Bangladesh. In 1985, the Chamely House was handed over to the “Centre for Integrated Rural Development of Asia and the Pacific”, known as CIRDAP in brief.


Mural in afront of Bangla Academy (photo: Wikipedia)

Ramna Kali Mondir (photo: Wikipedia)

Baitul Mukarram National Mosque (photo: Banglapedia)

The Curzon Hall, Dhaka (photo source: The Daily Sun)

The Supreme Court of Bangladesh (photo source: The Daily Star)

Old High Court Building (photo source: Banglapedia)

Doyel Chottor (photo source: commons.wikimedia.org)

Jatio Shaheed Minar (photo source: commons.wikimedia.org)

Mausoleum of Three Leaders (photo source: wikipedia.org)