‘Made in Bangladesh’ expo in Qatar from Jan 28


A three-day exhibition on ‘Made in Bangladesh’ will begin on January 28 at the “Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)” in Qatar, reports BSS. Under patronise of the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh Forum Qatar (BFQ) with the assistance of Bangladesh Embassy is organising the fair.

More than 70 diverse companies from Bangladesh will showcase a wide-range of exportable products and services in exhibition. A delegation, headed by Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Salman Fazlur Rahman, will attend the expo.

Other members of the delegation are State Minister for Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam, Additional Secretary of the Commerce Ministry Md Shakhawat Hossain, Director General-2 (Joint Secretary) of EPB Mahbubur Rahman, Project Director (Joint Secretary) of EPB Mohammad Rezaul Karim, Private Secretary to Private Industry and Investment Adviser to the Prime Minister (Deputy Secretary) Md Zahidul Islam Bhuiyan, Director of the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) Mahmudul Kabir Murad, Director of the Public Private Partnership Authority (PPPA) Md Anwar Hossain and Senior Assistant Secretary of the Bangladesh Zones Authority (BEZA) Md Tanvir Hasan Ruman.

Talking to BSS, BFQ Founding President Iftekhar Ahmed said the event would go a long way in rebranding Bangladesh as an economic powerhouse and breaking the stereotype of being a supplier of low-cost human resources. The exhibition, he said, will enable Bangladeshi companies to showcase their products and services.

He said Made in Bangladesh is the first initiative in Qatar to enhance Bangladesh-Qatar bilateral cooperation in the areas of trade and investment leveraging the potentials from enviable socio-economic progress of Bangladesh for last one decade. On the sideline of the exhibition, Iftekhar Ahmed informed that there will be seminars and panel discussions to showcase toll manufacturing opportunities, business process and outsourcing opportunities.

He said the first day of the exhibition will have formal opening ceremony, seminars, cultural show under the theme ‘Rhythm of Bangladesh’, fashion show on Dhakai Jamdani and Katan. The second day events will include seminars, cultural show under the theme ‘Seasons of Bangladesh’ and the instrumental fusion and tribute to musical legends of Bangladesh, he added.

Ahmed said the third and closing day will have seminars, cultural show under the theme ‘The Bengal Beats’, folk festival, and formal closing ceremony and gala dinner.