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DITF ends with export orders worth Tk 3.0 billion

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Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi has said that the 27th edition of the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2023 drew export orders worth around Tk 3.0 billion.

The trade fair also witnessed the trading of goods worth Tk 1.0 billion, reports BSS.

Tipu also informed that the number of trade fair visitors increased by 37 per cent from the last year as some 3.5 million people visited the month-long fair.

The commerce minister came up with the information while addressing the closing ceremony of the DITF 2023 as the special guest at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre at Purbachal in Dhaka.

Textiles and Jute Minister Gazi Golam Dastagir was present as the chief guest.

The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) under the Ministry of Commerce organised the month-long fair.

Mentioning that such kind of international trade fair plays an important role in boosting exports, Tipu said that the export earnings reached $61 billion in the last fiscal year against the target of $51 billion.

He said that a pavilion on Bangabandhu was set up in the fair which had created scope for the visitors and new generation to know about Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

The two ministers handed over first prizes to some 10 pavilions and stalls in different categories, 2nd prizes to some 13 pavilions and stalls, and third prizes to some 11 pavilions and stalls.

Besides, four firms received trophies in the best female entrepreneur category, three organisations as best electronic manufacturing firms, four firms as best furniture manufacturing and export entities and two firms as innovative product manufacturing organisations.

Presided over by commerce ministry’s additional secretary M Hafizur Rahman, EPB vice chairman AHM Ahsan gave the address of welcome. FBCCI senior vice president Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu also spoke as special guest.

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