25th Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair begins Wednesday

Prothom Alo English Day | Update:

Commerce minister Tipu Munshi (M) addresses a press conference at the Dhaka International Trade Fair secretariat at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka on 31 December 2019. Photo: PID

The 25th Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF-2020) is set to begin on Wednesday at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, adjacent to Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), in the capital city, reports news agency BSS.

“Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the DITF-2020 tomorrow. The 25th Dhaka International Trade Fair will have all kinds of facilities for the visitors,” commerce minister Tipu Munshi told a press conference at the fair secretariat at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar today.

Commerce Ministry and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) are jointly organising the country’s biggest trade exposition.

President Md Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina today issued separate messages wishing a grand success of the fair.

In his message, president Abdul Hamid extended his sincere greetings and congratulations to all the participants, including local and international companies, exporters and importers, and organisers.

He hoped that this year’s Dhaka International Trade Fair will be more vibrant and festive with huge participation from people.

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina, in her message, said Dhaka International Trade Fair is a great platform for fostering ties among exporters, importers and entrepreneurs and exchange of experiences.

She believed that the Dhaka International Trade Fair will play an important role in attracting domestic and foreign investment in the development perspective of the country.

At the press conference, Tipu Munshi said the authorities concerned have already completed all preparations to hold the fair on around 32 acres of land in a peaceful atmosphere.

“The main gate of the fair has been decorated in resemblance of the National Monument. A model of the Padma Bridge will be placed at the main gate. Facilities have been increased for both the domestic and foreign participants and visitors,” he said.

The minister also informed that the number of stalls has been reduced this year compared to last year. This year a total of 483 stalls and pavilions, including 112 pavilions, 128 mini pavilions and 243 stalls are being set up on the fair venue, he added.

He said adequate measures have been taken by the police to ensure safety and security of the local and foreign visitors.

He informed that traders from over 21 countries, including India, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Nepal, Japan, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong and Arab Emirates will participate in the fair.

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