DITF to showcase Bangabandhu's financial plan
The next Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) will display Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman's economic strategy and long term financial plan for inclusive growth.
The month-long event starts January 1.
The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) has decided to keep a pavilion to project the father of the nation's dream of financial equality to the exhibitors for the first time.
Live telecasting of fair activities in all divisional headquarters and export processing zones and separate adequate car parking arrangement on the land of public works ministry are among features of the DITF-2011.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the show as the chief guest.
Ten countries apart from Bang-ladesh had participated in last DITF and this time there are 14 countries including few new countries like Japan, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates, said Syed Belal Hossain, EPB deputy director and member secretary of the trade fair secretariat.
Participants and Product Selection Sub Committee have already allocated 300 stalls, said Hossain.
AK Azad, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, is the convener of the sub-committee.
The EPB counted profit of Tk 7.19 crore from the last trade fair and it hoped the earnings from DITF- 2011 will increase substantially.
EPB and the commerce ministry have jointly organised DITF since 1995.
The government has undertaken a plan to set up a two-storey permanent fair complex on 18 acres at Uttara for multipurpose uses especially on trade fairs, said Jalal Ahmed, EPB vice-chairman, to the news agency.
Some Tk 275 crore has been earmarked to set up the complex. The Chinese government will provide Tk 210 crore and the remaining will be borne by the EPB, he said.