President Md Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages on the occasion of 26th DITF-2022.
Both the president and the prime minister wished the trade fair a grand success.
At a press conference, commerce minister Tipu Munshi said all preparations have already been completed to organize the trade fair.
"Due to Covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible to organize the fair in the last year. But, we are going to organize the trade fair at the permanent venue for the first time," he added.
This year, he said, the fair has been organized keeping in mind the birth centenary of Bangabandhu, the golden jubilee of independence and the development activities of the government.
Tipu Munshi informed that there will be 30 buses for carrying fair visitors. Buses will run from the bottom of the Kuril flyover throughout the month, he added.
He said visitors will be able to travel on these buses with a minimum fare of Taka 30.
Traders from more than 11 countries are going to participate in the fair, he said.
He informed that a total of 227 stalls, including 23 pavilions, has installed at the new venue. The venue will feature a prayer room, children's play area, food codes, office rooms, medical rooms, guest rooms for officials, store rooms, he added.