Sheikh Hasina inaugurates DITF-2018

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Sheikh Hasina

MNA Business Desk: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday inaugurated the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).

The PM stressed the importance of exploring new markets, producing new products and maintaining their quality to grab export opportunities in the competitive world market.

The Ministry of Commerce and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) jointly organised the fair to showcase Bangladesh’s products.

Sheikh Hasina assured the businessmen of providing her government’s all-out support to expand the export basket of Bangladeshi products.

She mentioned that Bangladesh is currently exporting 750 items to 199 countries across the globe.

Sheikh Hasina said the businessmen also must look at the domestic market to expand their business. ‘You’ve to work to increase the purchasing capacity of local people…this is essential to increase the purchasing capacity if you want to market your products,’ she said.

Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Commerce Ministry Tajul Islam Chowdhury, Commerce Secretary Shubhashish Basu, FBCCI President Shafiul Islam Mahiuddin and EPB Vice Chairman Bijoy Bhattachariya also spoke at the inaugural programme.