A five-day long Furniture Fair kicked off at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Tuesday with a view to promote local furniture industry.
Bangladesh Furniture Industry Owners’ Association (BFIOA) organised the event styled “National Furniture Fair 2018” in association with Design and Technology Centre (DTC).The 15th edition of the fair will continue till Saturday and remain open from 10 am to 9 pm every day.
About 47 leading furniture manufacturing and trading companies are participating in the exhibition to display their products with 182 stalls at ICCB‘s Gulnaksha Hall and Pushpoguccho Hall.
Commerce Ministry Senior Secretary Shubhashish Bose inaugurated the five-day long fair as the chief guest, while the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Senior Vice-President Sheikh Fazle Fahim and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Vice-Chairman Bijoy Bhattacharjee attended the programme as special guests. BFIOA Chairman Selim H Rahman presided over the opening ceremony which was also attended by Bangladesh Furniture Exporters Association (BFEA) President KM Akhtaruzzaman, BFIOA Secretary General Md Elias Sarkar, BFIOA Vice-President and fair organising committee convener Sheikh Abdul Awal and BFIOA organising secretary A Karim Mojumder.
Addressing the inaugural session Commerce Ministry Senior Secretary Shubhashish Bose said that the furniture industry has huge potential in Bangladesh due to its labour intensive industry.