The month-long 26th Dhaka International Trade Fair-2022 concluded in Dhaka on Monday (Jan 31) at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre at Purbachal fetching around US$16 million export orders. This was disclosed at the concluding ceremony of the fair that began on Jan 1.
Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi (Birprotik) attended the concluding ceremony as the chief guest while Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi attended as the special guest. Senior Secretary of the Commerce Ministry Tapan Kanti Ghosh presided over the function. President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Md Jashim Uddin was also present on the occasion, local media reported.
It was disclosed that the fair sold products worth Tk 40 crore.
In his speech, Golam Dastagir Gazi said Bangladesh’s economy is moving fast under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
“Bangladesh’s business, trade and overall economy are moving fast. Due to the visionary direction of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the trade and economy of the country is stable in the Covid-19 pandemic,” he added.
Tipu Munshi said the government has taken all possible steps to increase the country’s export and it will be possible to achieve the export target $51 billion in this year.
“This year's trade fair concluded in a very unfavorable environment. We are working setting the $80 billion export target for 2024. For this, all concerned should work with sincerity,” he added.
Some 42 best performed participants under 12 categories, 27 associate organizations and 10 officials were awarded.
The Value Added Tax (VAT) of around Tk 1.5 crore has been collected from the DITF-2022.