A three-day food processing and agro exposition ended yesterday with a huge turnout of visitors and enthusiasm among the sector's people.
Bangladesh Agro Processors' Association (Bapa) organised the exposition's fifth edition titled “BAPA Foodpro International Expo-2017” at International Convention City Bashundhara from November 23.
About 120 organisations from 16 countries, including India and China, displayed their products and services while the 7th Agro Bangladesh Expo-2017 and the 4th Rice and Grain Tech Expo-2017 ran concurrently at the same venue.
“Hundreds of people thronged the fair to become familiar with the latest technologies, new food items and agro-based machinery,” said Bapa President AFM Fakhrul Islam Munshi. “The fair exhibited the potential of the food processing sector in Bangladesh and played a vital role in fulfilling the goals of Bapa,” he said.
The fair will help stakeholders access new export markets, hoped Munshi, adding that Bangladesh was now exporting over 100 types of processed food products to 140 countries.