POST TIME: 3 March, 2018 00:00 00 AM
Chittagong trade fair kicks off today

Chittagong trade fair kicks off today

The month-long 26th Chittagong International Trade Fair (CITF) begins from today in the city’s Railway Pologround with a view to promoting domestic products in the international markets.

CCCI President Mahabubul Alam disclosed this at a press conference held at Bangabandhu Conference Hall at World Trade Centre (WTC) in Chittagong on Thursday.

Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan is scheduled to inaugurate the month-long fair organised by the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry today.

State Minister for Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury Javed, Chittagong Mayor AJM Nasir Uddin, MA Latif MP and First Vice President of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Fazle Fahim will be present as special guests at the inaugural ceremony.

Syed Jamal Ahed co-chairman CITF-2018 committee said over 272 stalls of 450 companies have been set up in the fair sprawling across four lakh square feet areas of Railway Pologround, including 17 premier gold pavilions, 11 premier pavilions, eight standard pavilions, 172 premier mega stalls, 23

mega stalls, 14 premier gold stalls, 13 premier stalls, 14 standard stalls and three restaurants.

The fair will remain open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM for visitors and the price of ticket is Tk10. To ensure security of the fair, law enforcers will be deployed and CCTV cameras will be on at the key points.

Besides, an information desk to help visitors will be opened. Bkash and Standard UCB Ltd will open a branches in the fair venue.

Some of the leading industrial enterprises of home and abroad including Iran, India, Thailand and Malaysia are going to participate in the fair. The CCCI president Mahabubul Alam said they are facing problem to attract more international participants due to some rules and regulations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

While Mahbubul Haq Chowdhury (Babur), MA Motaleb and Kamal Mostafa Chowdhury directors of CCCI were present among others.