Ground broken on first Bangladeshi cultural center

March 18, 2012 7:36:27 PM PDT
The first cultural center in America dedicated to the Bangladeshi community is being built right here in Houston.

The Bangladesh Association of Houston held a groundbreaking ceremony Sunday on Renn Road in southwest Harris County.

Bangladesh's ambassador to the U.S. attended the ribbon cutting.

The association says the facility will hold classrooms, a clinic, a museum and a library.

About 15,000 people of Bangladeshi heritage live in the Houston area.