Trade fair pulls big crowd on weekend

Trade fair pulls big crowd on weekend

Only three days since its delayed opening for national election, Dhaka International Trade Fair pulled big crowd on its first weekend today.

The fair organised by the commerce ministry and Export Promotion Bureau, kicked off at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka, last Wednesday in a bid to boost exports.

Though many stalls were not ready, many customers were seen gathering there with family and friends to check out this year’s event.

The commerce ministry and the Export Promotion Bureau allocated about 50 stalls to foreign companies and the rest to local companies.

The fair will be open to visitors from 9:00am to 10:00pm every day for one month. The entry fee for adults is Tk 30 and Tk 20 for minors.

Last year Bangladesh received export orders worth Tk 243 crore from the trade fair which was slightly up from Tk 235 crore a year ago. Management hopes to exceed last year’s number in this year’s fair.