As the Bangladeshi products are increasingly becoming popular among the Chinese people, the participation of Bangladesh in the China-South Asia Expo will help exporters make their position stronger in the Chinese market in future.
“We want to brand Bangladesh before the world. We have already achieved the second position in exporting the Ready Made Garments (RMGs). So, the demand of our products in the world market lies beyond any question,” EPB Director General Avijit Chowdhury told BSS here today.
He said “Bangladesh has a strong tradition. The entrepreneurs of the country are participating in many exhibitions across the world with our goodwill. The EPB is providing all sorts of supports to the participators of the expositions.”
He said the Bangladeshi enterprises will take part in the China-South Asia expo with more quality products in future for the Chinese community.
This year 16 Bangladeshi entrepreneurs participated in the exhibitions of the expo. The business entities are Hridoy Silk Kuthir and Industries, Join Handicrafts, Oshin Enterprise, Naya Craft, Nishorgi, Style File, Rupantor, Ittadi Handicrafts, Lights Creation, Trade Breeze, Nakshi International, Sunbird Trading Company, Alif Handicrafts, Asian 1-99, Design by Rubina and Tasmiya Fasion House.
Avijit Chowdhury said the EPB will arrange promotional activities in the next year for increasing the participation.
Talking to BSS, Proprietor of the Tasmiyah Fashion House Shahina Akter said the responses for the Bangladeshi products in the expo were huge. “Many people visited my stall every day. The sale of my stall was very well,” she added.
Director of the Asian 1 to 99 and Exclusive M A Habib (Biplob) said the Chinese people are very happy by purchasing the Bangladeshi products. “We will take part in the fair in future with more diversified and quality products,” he added.
The seven-day 5th China-South Asia Expo concluded on June 20 in southwest China’s Yunnan Province. The theme of the expo was “Integrating into the Belt and Road Initiative, Promoting Win-Win Cooperation.”
More than 3,800 companies from 87 countries and regions attended the week-long exposition, with over 40 percent enterprises from overseas.
The exposition featured 19 exhibition halls with around 8,500 booths covering an area of 190,000 square meters.
A total of 16 series of more than 60 events were also held simultaneously with the expo to encourage win-win cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative.
The expo attracted about 800,000 visitors and sales volume is estimated to reach about 250 million yuan this year, according to the expo organizers, reports BSS.
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