ISLAMABAD (APP) - Turkish President Abdullah Gul Thursday lauded the under-construction mixed-use project of The Centaurus and described it as a milestone towards economic prosperity of brother Islamic country. He expressed these views in a meeting with Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan, President Pak-Gulf Construction Limited, a joint venture of Al Tamimi (Saudi Arabia) and Sardar Builders (Pakistan) executing the multi-billion project, who called on the visiting President here, said a press release. The Turkish President said it was pleasing that such a gigantic project is being executed with full pace in Pakistan and assured for all out cooperation for the interior designing of The Centaurus to be executed by a Turkish firm. Pak-Gulf had signed an agreement with Turkish firm for interior designing the complex. Abdullah Gul also offered Pak-Gulf to invest capital in Turkey as well and assured for maximum cooperation in this regard. President Pak-Gulf thanked Turkish President and said his visit to Pakistan along with his business delegation will strengthen trade ties between two brotherly states. He said Centaurus will be an icon in Islamabad and will usher a new era in economic sector, adding that the interest shown by Turkish President and business delegation is pleasant gesture for Pakistans business community. The Complex comprises a five-storey shopping mall, two 28- storeys each luxurious apartment towers, a 28-storey corporate tower and a 37-storey seven star hotel. PGCL has already engaged the world renowned companies Atkins as project designer, China State Construction Eng. Corp. main contractor for the construction. The complex is designed by Atkins, whose portfolio includes the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, and the Bahrain World Trade Center in Bahrain.