Staff Correspondent: Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi yesterday said the country can attain the export target of US$51 billion by making quality products and their diversification.
He was addressing the closing ceremony of Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) as the chief guest at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center, the permanent venue of the fair at Purbachal.
Tipu referred to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s call to the businesses to produce more for boosting exports.
FBCCI president Md Jasim Uddin and Golam Dostagir MP were present at the ceremony as the
special guests, while commerce secretary Tapan Kanti Ghosh presided over the function.
The 26th fair of DITF got $ 16 billion export order from the fair this year.
Besides, around Tk 40 crore was sold in the fair this year and the government earned Tk 1.5 crore revenue as tax VAT in this fair.
The month-long 26th DITF was inaugurated by the prime minister virtually from her office on January 1.
This year the commerce ministry did not extend the time for the fair due to rising Covid-19 infections across the country.
The trade fair was not held last year due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The number of stalls at this year’s fair was half that of other years. There were 23 pavilions, 27 mini pavilions, 162 stalls and 15 food stalls of different categories. The stalls at the Agargaon fair were more than double this year.
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