Visiting the fair, it was seen that most of the stalls of cosmetics, women’s use products, shoes, veils, sarees are ready-made. On the first day, customers were also interested in these stalls.
As it was the opening day and the first working day of the week, the number of visitors was low, due to which the sales were not much to speak of, shopkeepers said.
Apart from the preparation work, Suman Sarkar, a college student from Gausia area of Narayanganj, expressed his displeasure with the dust in the fair. He demanded the attention of the organizers in this regard.
This month-long fair will run from 10 am to 9 pm. Open one hour more on holidays.
The fair was held in Sher Bangla Nagar from 1995 to 2020 as a joint initiative of the Ministry of Commerce and Export Promotion Bureau (EPB). 2021 has not been a year due to the covid pandemic. In 2022, the fair was organized for the first time in the permanent structure of Purbachale Exhibition amid the Covid restrictions.
Apart from the two halls of the exhibition centre, the fair has 331 establishments including stall pavilions and restaurants in the outer premises.
This time traders from 12 countries including India, Hong Kong, Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal have appeared with their products. The number of pavilions, mini pavilions and stalls of these countries is 17.
This time too, BRTC and some transport passenger buses will run from Kuril Bishwa Road to the fair grounds for the convenience of visitors.
This time the price of entry ticket is 40 taka and for children 20 taka. Tickets for the fair are also available online. Tickets can be purchased at 50 percent discount through BKash.