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Int’l flower exhib in city from Dec 6-8

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Commerce Reporter
A three-day-long International Flower Exhibition and Conference 2018 will be held at Bangabandhu Interna-tional Conference in the city from December 6 to 8.
"The main aim of this event is to attract investors and businessmen to this sector as it is being flourished," Abul Kasem Khan, president of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) said at a press conference at its office on Tuesday.
He said the country's flower market has reached US$ 144 million from US$ 96 million in recent time. "We would like to engage the government and other stakeholders to flourish the sector further."
"Around 70 national and international SME's will exhibit and promote their products and services at the fair," he added.
International Trade Center (ITC) in its study showed global exports over the last few years have grown by more than 10 percent annually.
DCCI will organize the three-day event with the partnership of USAID and BFS.
Lee Rosner, USAID chief of party, Awar Faruque, former secretary of Agriculture Ministry, Abdur Rahim, president of Bangladesh Flower Society, among others, were present at the program.