Salon to continue to maintain health guidelines

The Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) will continue in Purbachal under health protocols until a decision is made to close it, Commerce Ministry sources said.

The National Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee has not yet recommended the show be closed, it will be closed if the committee suggests so, they said.

A senior official (export wing) of the ministry told UNB on Tuesday that the number of stalls has been reduced and authorities will ensure visitors wear masks and maintain other guidelines, including physical distancing. .

“We have a surveillance team at the fair premises to check whether visitors follow the hygiene rules. Officials from the Export Promotion Bureau have been entrusted with surveillance through an order from the bureau,” he added.

The government is to introduce an 11-point nationwide restriction from Thursday, January 13 as coronavirus infections continue to rise in the country.

The 26th edition of the Dhaka International Trade Fair kicked off on January 1.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the fair at the Bangabandhu Bangladesh-China Friendship Exhibition Center (BBCFEC) in Purbachal, on the outskirts of the capital.

The Ministry of Commerce and the Export Promotion Bureau have organized trade fairs since 1995.

However, this is the first time the fair has been held in a permanent fair complex.

BRTC buses have been organized from Kuril Biswaroad to the venue for the convenience of general visitors. There are 30 special buses that connect Kuril to the fair site. The price is 30 Tk per person. BRTC buses also connect Motijheel and Mirpur to the fair site.

A total of 23 pavilions, 27 mini-pavilions, 162 stalls and 15 food stalls of different categories were awarded to local and foreign enterprises at the trade fair. There were 11 foreign stalls participating in the fair.

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