A seven-day ‘Development Fair’ under the auspices of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) will begin today(Thursday) in the city with a view to expanding the market of products made by marginal people and participants of different programmes of PKSF.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to inaugurate the fair at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), said PKSF Chairman Dr Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad at a press briefing at Jatiya Press Club in the capital on Monday.In the inaugural session of the fair, lifetime achievement award will be given to a distinguished person for contributing to the field of poverty alleviation, sustainable development and establishing dignity of human being.
Five seminars will also be arranged in the seven-day fair.
A total of 130 organisations, including associate bodies of PKSF from rural areas, different public and private organizations, research and information technology (IT) institutions and service-oriented organizations will set up 190 stalls in the fair.
Agricultural, foods and traditional products manufactured by small entrepreneurs of grassroots level will be on display.
The fair will remain open for visitors from 10 am to 8:30 pm every day.