Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today (January 1) inaugurated the month-long ‘Dhaka International Trade Fair’ (DITF) -2022 at Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center (BBCFEC) in the new city Purbachal on the outskirts of the capital.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the 27th edition of the trade fair through video conference from her official residence Ganobhaban.
At the same time, the Prime Minister announced ‘ICT Products and Services’ as ‘Product of the Year 2022’ to encourage exports in line with the export policy.
The fair is being organized by the Ministry of Commerce, Export Promotion Bureau and other subsidiaries to promote the country’s export products and market diversification.
It may be mentioned that the Dhaka International Trade Fair has been organized since 1995 with the joint initiative of the Ministry of Commerce and the Export Promotion Bureau to assist in the promotion, dissemination, marketing and production of domestic products. This is the first time the fair is being held in a permanent complex. Earlier trade fairs were held in Agargaon.
Earlier on Friday, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi told a press conference organized by the Export Development Bureau at the Exhibition Center on the occasion of Dhaka International Trade Fair-2022 that it was not possible to hold the fair last year due to the Kavid-19 epidemic.
He said the fair has been organized this year keeping in view the birth centenary of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the golden jubilee of the country’s independence and the development activities of the government.
It was informed at the press conference that the month-long fair will be held at the newly built Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center in Purbachal New Town.
All the stalls have been allotted in the two halls of the 14,036 sq m area of the air-conditioned exhibition center with state-of-the-art facilities. Outside the fair complex (front and back) pavilions, mini pavilions and food stalls have been constructed. Bangabandhu Pavilion has been constructed as a special attraction of the fair.
A total of 23 pavilions, 26 mini pavilions, 162 stalls and 15 food stalls of different categories have been allotted to different domestic and foreign organizations.
The products on display at the fair include local textiles, machineries, carpets, cosmetics and beauty aids, electrical and electronics, furniture, jute and jute products, home furnishings, leather goods including leather and shoes, sports goods, sportswear, sanitary ware Plastics, Melamine Polymers, Herbal & Toiletries, Imitation Jewelry, Processed Foods, Handicraft Products, Home Decor etc.
Every day the fair will start from 10 am to 9 pm (on weekends till 10 pm). Admission to the fair is 40 rupees for adults and 20 rupees for children.
For the convenience of visitors to the fair, 30 BRTC buses and other passenger buses will run daily from Kuril Flyover. The rent is 40 rupees per person. You have to get off at Kanchan Bridge. From there you have to rent a rickshaw for 10 rupees and go to the fair grounds.