A three-day international flower exhibition has kicked off in Dhaka city on Thursday, aiming to promote commercial flower production in the country.
The exposition 'International Flower Exhibition & Conference 2018' is being held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city.
About 70 local and international exhibitors are showcasing various types of flowers in the exhibition. Representatives from India, Thailand, Nepal and other countries have participated in the flower show.
The event features flower parade, installation art by flower, art competition for children, puppet show, musical show, group dance and 3D visual show, according to an official release.
The Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) with the support of USAID and in collaboration with the Bangladesh Flower Society (BFS) organised the event.
Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Executive Chairman Kazi M Aminul Islam inaugurated the festival as the chief guest.
DCCI President Abul Kasem Khan chaired the event while Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Dr Md Abdur Rouf was present as special guest.
USAID Bangladesh Mission Economic Growth Office Director Thomas Pope, President of Bangladesh Flower Society Abdur Rahim, Consultant of USAID and former Agriculture Secretary Anwar Faruque as well as DCCI Senior Vice President Kamrul Islam, FCA, among others, spoke on the occasion.
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