BCI to organise local products fair in June
A three-day Amar Panya Amar Desh 2010 Fair (exhibition of local products) will begin in the city on June 10, as part of the campaign to raise public awareness for the expansion of local products and services.
Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) in collaboration with Carnival and E3 Solutions -- two event management companies -- will organise the fair at Bangabandhu International Conference Center.
“We're going to organise the three-day fair in the city in a bid to showcase the country-made products and services to all,” said Abul Kalam Bhuiyan, convener of the BCI Fair Committee, at a press conference at the BCI office yesterday.
He said that only the local entrepreneurs engaged in producing different kinds of products and delivering services will be allowed to take part in the fair.
“To help in the survival of the local products and finding new markets for the local industries is the main focus of the fair.”
Bhuiyan said the Board of Investment (BoI) and
leading business organisations, including FBCCI, have already extended their hands of cooperation to successfully hold the fair.
There will be some 150 stalls in the fair. The rent for each of the 8x 8 feet stall is Tk 30,000, 16x8 feet Tk 60,000 and 16x16 feet Tk 120,000.
The fair will remain open everyday from 10 am to 8 pm. Visitors will be charged an entry fee of Tk 20. There will be arrangement for music concerts and fashion shows everyday at the fair venue.
BCI President Shahedul Islam (Helal), former BCI president AK Azad, E3 Solutions Managing Director Chanmohon Saha were also present at the press conference.
Replying to a question, BCI President Shahedul Islam said they will also oraganise fairs at the divisional and district levels in phases to create awareness about the local products among the local people.
He told a questioner that the local industries are going through a tough time. “We're trying to overcome the image crisis as well as to make the people aware about the local products and services,” he said.