Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi on Sunday said the decision to commence Dhaka International Trade Fair would be finalized after observing the coronavirus situation.
The minister made the announcement at a virtual program at the Secretariat. Chinese Ambassador to Bangladesh Li Jiming handed over the Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre (BCFEC) to the minister virtually at the event.
The fair was supposed to begin at Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Centre (BCFEC) at Purbachal will on March 17.
“A possible date was fixed upon consultation with the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) to arrange the trade fair and we got primary approval in this regard. Then Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina asked us to go slow due to the coronavirus situation. The arrangement of the trade fair fully depends on the Covid-19 situation,” said Munshi.
The government has a plan to hold all trade and export exhibitions at the BCFEC from now on, said the minister. He also expressed hope that the centre will help boost export from Bangladesh.
BDST: 1612 HRS, FEB 07, 2021