The government has extended the ongoing Dhaka International Trade Fair by 10 days to help the participants that have suffered a sharp fall in sales as fears of political violence kept visitors away.
The 20th edition of the month-long exposition at Sher-e-Bangla Nagar in the capital was scheduled to end on January 31. Now it will end on February 10.
The Export Promotion Bureau, the organiser, took the decision at a meeting with Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed yesterday, according to an official of the ministry.
The extension came after the number of visitors to the biggest fair of the country remained low mainly because of the blockade, which began on January 6. So far, a somewhat sizeable number of visitors came to the fair on Fridays only.
-Star Business Report