The month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair-2023 begins at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre on January 1 at Purbachal in the capital Dhaka. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the fair.
Export Promotion Bureau director general Mahbubur Rahman said that all the necessary preparations for successfully holding the fair had been completed, local media reported citing the National News Agency of Bangladesh.
‘Now we’re awaiting the inauguration. The prime minister will inaugurate the fair at 10:00am. The scope and coverage of the fair has also been extended,’ he added.
He informed that this edition of the fair would feature some 351 local and foreign stalls, pavilions and mini pavilions up from the previous year’s tally of 225.
Besides, some 17 organisations from 10 countries, including Singapore, Indonesia, Korea and India will also take part in the fair.
Mahbubur said that to facilitate the communication of the visitors to and from the fair venue, special bus service of the state-run Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation would be there as some 100 BRTC buses had been kept ready.
He said that allotments of the stalls and pavilions had already been completed while the allotted organisations and firms had also decorated those.
Besides, the 300-feet road has been made ready for smooth communication.
Apart from the premier pavilions, premier mini pavilions, general stalls, food courts, mini stalls, premier stalls, there will also be a cafeteria where some 500 people can have food at a time.