24th CITF-2016 begins on March 11

24th CITF-2016 begins on March 11


The 24th Chittagong International Trade Fair-2016 (CITF-2016), a month- long event, kicks off with participation of Thailand as partner country from on March 11 in the city.Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed MP will attend the inaugural function as the chief guest while Housing and Public Works Minister Engineer Mosharf Hossain, MP, state minister for land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, MP, former President of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI), M A Latif, MP and President of Federation of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industries Abdul Motolab Ahmed will attend as special guests.CCCI President Mahabubul Alam disclosed this at a press conference at Bangabandhu Conference Hall of World Trade Center this noon.

The mega event, second largest International Trade Fair in the country, to be held under the auspices of CCCI.Sayed Zamal Ahmed, convener of CITF-2016 organizing committee in his statement said over 450 stalls including 12 premier gold pavilions, three mini mega pavilions, eight premier pavilions, 20 standard pavilions, 166 premier mega booths, 22 mega booths have been set up to date at the fair venue covering four lakh square feet area in Railway Polo ground.He also informed that the friendly country Thailand has agreed to participate in the fair as partner country for the 12th time.They said some of the leading industrial enterprises at home and abroad, including China, Thailand, Iran, and India will participate in the fair for the 5th time along with some other countries to showcase their products.The CCCI has been organizing the fair since 1993 and it got a wide range of publicity by the Bangladesh missions abroad, foreign missions in Bangladesh and different trade bodies and trade-based websites.All preparations including structural development of the fair venue under an attractive layout plan have been completed to make the fair a success, sources said.CCCI officials said besides stringent security measures, one- stop banking service, fire service center and emergency medical center will also be set up inside the fair venue for the convenient of participants and visitors.
On the other hand, a number of high profile trade and investment delegations from India, China and Thailand are scheduled to visit the fair for exploring trade and investment prospects, the source added.The fair will remain open for visitors from 10 am to 10 pm every day.-BSS, Chittagong


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