The three-day jute fare, scheduled to end on Thursday, has been extended to till Saturday considering huge enthusiasm from the jute entrepreneurs as well as keen interest of common buyers in diversified jute products.
So far in the last three days, the fair witnessed the selling of Taka three crore jute products and Taka five crore spot orders on various diversified jute items as thousands of people from all walks of life thronged the fair venue at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital.
Textile and Jute Ministry organised the fair titled "Diversified Jute Goods Fair 2018" from March 6 to 8 as part of its 10-day programme including rally, road show, art camp, poem festival, water rally, seminar and symposiums, started from February 27 to celebrate the National Jute Day on March 6.
A total of 100 entrepreneurs are displaying various diversified jute products at 70 stalls on the fair premises, reports BSS.
Textile and Jute Minister M Imazuddin Pramanik was present as the chief guest while State Minister for Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam as the special guest at the scheduled closing ceremony of the fair on Thursday night, a press release said here today.
Pramanik said colourful celebration of the national jute day this year drew huge attention of the countrymen towards jute and jute products.
"Observing the number of spectators at the fair in the last three days and as well as considering the plea of jute entrepreneurs, we have decided to extend the fair for another two more days," he added.
The minister called upon all to work along with the government from their respective positions for making the use of jute and jute products more popular at home and abroad.
Azam said the huge gathering at the fair proved that the government has already been able to revive the glory of golden fiber. "Now, we are working on exploring international market especially with various diversified jute products," he added.
He said the present government is committed to flourishing the market of Bangladeshi jute and jute products in the international arena.
Later, the minister and the state minister handed over awards to a good number of entrepreneurs for their outstanding contribution to the development of diversified jute products
Textiles and Jute Secretary Faizur Rahman and heads of different organizations under the textiles and jute ministry were also present on the occasion.