PM opens month-long Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair
DHAKA, Jan 1, 2022 (BSS) –
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today
inaugurated the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)-2022
at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre
(BBCFEC) at Purbachal, a new city in the outskirts of the capital.
The premier virtually joined the inauguration ceremony of the 26th
edition of the trade fair from her official residence Ganabhaban.
At the same time, the prime minister also declared “ICT Products
and Services” as the “Product of the Year” for 2022 to encourage
exports in accordance with the export policy.
Ministry of Commerce and Export Promotion Bureau with the help of
other agencies are arranging this trade fair for the growth of
country’s export products and market diversification.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, earlier, said it was not possible to
arrange the fair in the last year due to Covid-19 pandemic, but now
the trade fair is being taken place at its permanent venue (BBCFEC)
for the first time.
This year, he said, the fair has been arranged keeping in mind the
birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur
Rahman, the golden jubilee of the country’s independence and the
development activities of the government.
The commerce minister said that there will be 30 buses for
transporting the fair visitors and the buses will run from the bottom
of the Kuril flyover throughout the month.
The visitors, he said, will be able to travel on these buses with a
minimum fare of Taka 30. Traders from more than 11 countries are
participating in the fair, he added.
He said that a total of 227 stalls, including 23 pavilions, have
been installed at the new venue. The venue will feature a prayer room,
children’s playing area, food codes, office rooms, medical rooms,
guest rooms for officials, store rooms, he added.