A four-day Thailand Trade Fair begins on Wednesday in Dhaka to exhibit Thai products aiming at strengthening the country’s relationship with Bangladesh.
Thai commerce ministry in association with Thai embassy in Dhaka would jointly orgainse the event for the 18th time, said Thai embassy minister counsellor (commercial) Suebsak Dangboonrueng at a news conference at Sonargaon Hotel in Dhaka on Sunday.
Commerce minister Tipu Munshi will inaugurate the fair attending as chief guest at grand ballroom of Sonargaon Hotel, he said.
The fair will remain open from 11:00am to 9:00pm from March 27 to 30.
This year, 76 companies from Thailand and Bangladesh will exhibit their products, mainly medicare services, cosmetics, beauty and wellness products, bedding accessories, electrical appliances, stationary, household products, fresh fruit and food, textile and fabric, lingerie and jewellery.
Alongside exhibiting the products, there will be cultural shows performed by Thai artists, including fashion show and live music, said Dangboonrueng.
He said that Bangladesh’s import from Thailand was worth around $100 million against export of around $60 million in 2018.
There were some reasons behind the trade gap including demands of the people, government policy, tariffs and duty on the products, he said in replying a query on trade gap between the two countries.
Besides the fair, Thai Trade Centre and Sonargaon Hotel in association with Thail embassy will organise ‘Thai Food Festival’ from 7:00pm to 11:00pm during the fair, said Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel assistant director (food and beverage) Kazi Moazzem Hossain.
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