The eight-day long '9th National SME Products Fair 2021' will begin on 5th December to promote and sale the products manufactured by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the fair virtually.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun made the statement at a press conference at Parjatan Bhaban in Agargaon on Thursday. State Minister for Industries Kamal Ahmed Majumder and Industries Secretary Zakia Sultana were present during this time, along with others.
The minister said that the fair organized by SME Foundation will begin on Sunday.
“The inaugural function of the fair will be held at 10 am at Bangabandhu International Conference Center. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the event virtually as the chief guest,” he said.
He said that the purpose of organizing the fair is to promote, sell and expand the local and international market for the products produced by small and medium enterprises; assist SME entrepreneurs in developing relationships, communication and building bridges; creating mutual connections between SME entrepreneurs and consumers and receiving creative opinions and suggestions from various sectors.
The minister said that 311 SME entrepreneurs from across the country will participate in this year's fair.
“They will display their products in 325 stalls. Among the entrepreneurs, 60 percent are women and 40 percent are men. Light engineering products, electrical and electronics products, plastic products, IT products, jute products, leather goods, food and agricultural processed products, herbal or organic products, handicraft, fashion design and jewellery items will be displayed and sold in the fair,” he added.
Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun mentioned that as always, the special attraction of the fair is that no foreign products will be displayed or sold at the fair.
He further said that the 'National SME Entrepreneur Award 2021' will be given at the inaugural function of the fair to recognize the contribution and participation of SME entrepreneurs in the overall economic development of Bangladesh.