Dhaka int値 plastic fair begins in city
Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Staff Correspondent

The 5th Dhaka international plastic, packaging and printing industrial fair kicked off at the Bangladesh China Friendship Conference Centre in the Dhaka city on Monday.

The fair aims at boosting the local as well as international market of plastic products, raw materials and machineries. Inaugurating the fair, the education and commerce adviser, Hossain Zillur Rahman, said diversified and quality products are needed to capture the international as well as local market of plastic and packaging industry.

The Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association, the Es Event Management of Malaysia and the Yorkers Trade and Marketing Service Company of Hong Kong are jointly organising the four-day fair.

He said plastic industry had some problem in issues of banking, finance and environmental releasing certificate and the government was working to resolve them.

The BPGMEA president, Jasim Uddin, said local plastic products was now facing competition with the foreign products in the international market and producing quality products to win over the challenges.

More than 300 exhibitors of different countries, including Austria, China, Greece, India, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the UAE, the USA and Taiwan, are participating along with about 40 local companies. The fair will remain open from 12:00 noon to 8:00pm till January 31 to all with Tk 20 entry fee.

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