The fifth edition of ‘Bangladesh BUILDCON International Expo-2019’ and fifth International JAT presents ‘Bangladesh WOOD 2019’ kicked off in the city on Thursday.
The three-day twin international event are hosted at International Convention City, Bashundhara is simultaneously.
Deputy High Commissioner of High Commission of India in Dhaka Bishwadip Dey inaugurated both the fair as the chief guest.
ASK Trade and Exhibitions Pvt Ltd and Futurex Trade Fairs and Events Pvt Ltd have jointly organised the dual show, having a wide range of modern machinery on display.
A total of ten countries are participating in the trade shows focusing on architecture, building and construction materials and technology. Participating countries are China, India, Turkey, Hong Kong, USA, Sri Lanka, Austria, Malaysia, Italy and host Bangladesh.
The participants will showcase more than 3,000 products, including, materials, equipment, machinery and technology related to building, construction, roadways along with woodworking machinery for furniture production, hardware and tools, fittings and fixtures, coating, laminating materials and technology, boards and abrasives and adhesives for the benefit of the construction and furniture sector in the country.
According to industry experts, the furniture sector’s growth rate is currently 28%, with 25 lakh involved at 35,000 companies in the country. The sector also fetches Tk25,000 crore in annual turnover.
The June 20-22 event will remain open between 11am to 8pm every day.