BSCIC to hold fair in large scale to promote SMEs’ products


DHAKA, Jan 14, 2020 (BSS) – The Bangladesh Small and Cottage Industries
Corporation (BSCIC) has taken an initiative to hold fair in large scale like
international trade fair in a bid to promote and facilitate marketing of the
products of the country’s SMEs.

The fair is expected to be held in April this year on the premises of the
Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) in the city’s Sher-e-Bangla Nagar
marking ‘Mujib Year’, the birth centenary celebration of Father of the Nation
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Talking to BSS, BSCIC Chairman Md Mustaq Hasan today said in the Mujib Year,
special emphasis has been given on publicity and marketing of the small and
medium entrepreneurs’ products.

“That’s why initiative has been taken to organise the fair in a large scale
for the first time like the trade fair. Small entrepreneurs from across the
country will throng the fair and thus showcase their products,” he added.

The BSCIC Chairman hoped that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to
inaugurate the 15-day fair featuring some 500 stalls which is also expected
to create new entrepreneurs.

Mustaq informed that marking the ‘Mujib Year’, such fair would take place
in the divisional cities apart from the capital. Besides, BSCIC-sponsored
fair is also taking place in the district towns.

He said the main objective of the fair is to create employment
opportunities in the country through flourishing of small entrepreneurs while
the BSCIC would also take steps to impart countrywide entrepreneur related

The BSCIC Chairman said necessary support would be extended to those who
would receive training for grooming themselves as new entrepreneurs.

The upcoming fair is expected to feature various SME products like blocks,
boutiques, handicraft, interior iteams, leather goods and Nakshikatha.