DITF draws Tk243 crore export orders

The Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) 2017 has recorded a Tk 243.44 crore worth export orders.

A total of Tk 113.53 crore worth products were also sold in the 35-day long 22nd DITF, that ended on Saturday.

In the closing ceremony, Public administration minister Syed Ashraful Islam attended the programme as chief guest while senior secretary of the Commerce Ministry Hedayetullah Al Mamun as special guest.

Speaking on the occasion, Syed Ashraful Islam said businesspeople are taking the country ahead and farmers are also playing role in this regard.

Awards were distributed among the companies for the attractiveness of pavilions and stalls. Walton Hi-tech, Akhtar Furnishers, Hatil, and Akij Food and Beverage won awards under the premier pavilion category.

Meanwhile, Walton paid the highest amount of VAT in the fair – over Tk 3.4 million followed by Rangs with over Tk 2.8 million VAT and Hatil third with around Tk 2.2 million.