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Int’l plastic fair begins in Dhaka Feb 22

25 January 2023

Business Report :
A four-day International Plastic Fair (IPF) will begin in Dhaka on February 22 aiming to create new markets for locally made plastic products.
Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BPGMEA) and Yorker Trade and Marketing Service Co Ltd will jointly organise the fair at the International Convention City Bashundhara in Dhaka.
About 21 countries are expected to participate in the exhibition. The countries include China, Taiwan, India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, South Korea, Belgium, Canada, USA, France, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Austria, Singapore, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates.
The IPF, one of the biggest events in South East Asian countries, will help increase investments, market size and exports in the plastics sector, said BPGMEA President Shamim Ahmed said at a press conference on Tuesday.
It is expected that this sector will play a greater role in the national economy in days to come, he added.

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