Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair draws huge crowd

Staff Correspondent

25 January, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Dhaka Int’l Trade Fair draws huge crowd

Thousands of visitors throng the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital on Friday. – SUN PHOTO

As the month-long Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) has entered its final week, thousands of people flocked to the fair ground on Friday, bringing life to the biggest exposition of the country.

Taking the weekend opportunity, visitors made their trip to the fair and bought accessories or other goods and products of their choices.

While visiting the fair, this correspondent found that most of the pavilions or stalls were offering discounts and gifts on their products to attract more shoppers to the fair. People were showing their interest mostly in home appliances, kitchenware, plastics, furniture and toy as exhibitors from home and abroad are showcasing a range of attractive products.

In a single day count, exhibitors said that turnout of visitors on Friday, the 24th day of the fair, was quite higher than previous days.

Fariha Rahman, a resident of the city’s Mohammadpur area, said that she came to the fair to buy home appliances for her family as it is little bit cheaper and available in the fair.

“I choose mid-day time for shopping to avoid mass crowd. But I saw a huge crowd since the morning. However, I bought the products according to my list,” she said.

In the fair, furniture and jute made products attracted the visitor most showing great demand of these products.

Harun Mia, who travelled long way from old Dhaka to the fair, said that he came to the trade fair only to buy furniture products.

“I came here to collect furniture for my new apartment. I ordered some furniture from the fair,” said Harun.

Traders said that the last moment offer by all kinds of exhibitors has augmented the attraction of visitors in the month-long fair and Friday is always the special day of the fair every year.

This year, traders from over 21 countries, including India, Bhutan, Pakistan, China, the United States, the United Kingdom, Nepal, Japan, Australia, Germany, Hong Kong and Arab Emirates, are participating in the fair.