Dhaka – Bangladesh’s annual trade show is set to begin on Wednesday in Dhaka’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar ground.
President M Abdul Hamid is expected to open the show popularly known as Dhaka International Trade Fair, DITF 2019, as the commerce ministry and the export promotion bureau arranged it.
President Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages wished the success of the 24th trade show.
Hamid hoped the arrangement will make a positive contribution in local economy by establishing a link with foreign investors and customers.
He said specific action plan has been taken with a view to turning Bangladesh into a middle-income country by the year 2021 and a developed one by 2041.
Prime Minister Hasina said the fair will create an opportunity for sharing knowledge, skill, experiences, culture and technology with the entrepreneurs of other countries.
“Bangladeshi entrepreneurs will face multi-dimensional challenges when it will graduate from its LDC status. I urge the local business communities to comply with the local and international business norms and UN principles of sustainability to realize our dream, to be a developed country by 2041,” she said.
A total of 550 stalls and pavilions including 60 premium pavilions, 38 premium mini pavilions, 20 reserved pavilions for women, 26 foreign pavilions, 18 general pavilions and 22 food stalls will be set up in the fair.
The fair will remain open for visitors from 10am to 10 pm every day up to February 8.
Apart from Bangladeshi entrepreneurs, firms from India, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Nepal, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, the Maldives, Mauritius, Russia, Iran and Swaziland are participating the fair.