Bangladesh pavilion a hit at trade fair in India

The 10-day long India International Mega Trade and Industry Fair opened on Tuesday and the Bangladesh pavilion is already popular with all. Also, the number of queries pouring in at the various stalls has encouraged the traders to replenish stocks, reports Times of India.
The pavilion, erected on the right side of the fair ground, has trendy attires manufactured in Bangladesh, handicraft material, kitchen utensils and food court which witnessed good footfall on the second day of fair.
In particular, the sari stands in the pavilion were more in demand. “Several people who started visiting since Wednesday have enquired about Bangladeshi Jamdani saris. We are confident of doing good business here,” said Mujibur Rahman of Dhakai Muslim House Jamdani.
He said Jamdani saris, that are popular in Bangladesh and in several towns in eastern India, are always in demand at international fairs. “In Cooch Behar, Kolkata and Delhi we had received good response (in the fairs) in the past and going by the footfall (at the pavilion) we are confident of doing good business in Jamshedpur too,” said Rehman.
The Manipuri tant sari is also high on many buyers list who were seen asking about its price at the stalls. “The Manipuri tant sari comes in varied price range and is within everyone’s budget,” said Nur Hossain, a trader.
The fair that is being jointly organized by GS Marketing Associates and the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the first time in Jamshedpur was inaugurated by the state industry secretary, A P Singh, at Gopal Maidan on Tuesday.
Some stalls hoped for customers who would strike a good deal with them. “There are no special offers in the kitchen gallery but we will give discount to the customers who will buy in bulk,” said a staff attending the crockery stand.
Adnan Silk Sari House is still waiting and watching which way the trends will go. “We are waiting for the tempo of the fair to pick-up before commenting on anything relating to the business prospects,” said a staff.
Some of the boutique stalls and handicraft stalls are also waiting for the fair to gain momentum. It will conclude on April 25. UNB

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