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DITF set to kick off Saturday at Purbachal

| Updated: January 01, 2022 09:02:49

The photo was collected from BSS The photo was collected from BSS

The 26th 'Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF)-2022' is set to begin from Saturday at 'Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre' in the capital's Purbachal area.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to inaugurate the month-long event through a virtual platform from Ganabhaban. Commerce Ministry and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) are jointly organising the fair, according to BSS.

President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina have issued separate messages on the occasion of 26th DITF-2022.

At a press conference, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said all preparations were already completed to organise the trade fair.

"Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was not possible to organise the fair in the last year. But we are going to host the trade fair at the permanent venue for the first time," he added.

This year, he said, the fair has been organised keeping in mind the birth centenary of Bangabandhu, the golden jubilee of independence and the development activities of the government.

Tipu Munshi informed that there will be 30 buses for carrying fair visitors.

“Buses will run from the bottom of the Kuril flyover throughout the month,” he added.

He said visitors will be able to travel on these buses with a minimum fare of Taka 30.

Traders from more than 11 countries are going to participate in the fair, he said.

He informed that a total of 227 stalls, including 23 pavilions, has been installed at the new venue.

“The venue will feature a prayer room, children's play area, food codes, office rooms, medical rooms, guest rooms for officials, storerooms,” he added.

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