December 6-8, Dhaka

Bangladesh hosts international flower expo

An International Flower Exhibition and Conference 2018 will be held at the capital’s Bangabandhu International Conference Center from December 6 to 8.

“The main aim of this event is to attract investors and businessmen to this flourishing sector,” Abul Kasem Khan, President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) said at a press conference at its premises on Tuesday.

DCCI will organize the three-day event in partnership with USAID and Bangladesh Flower Society (BFS).

Abdur Rahim, president of BFS, said: “Around 10,000 hectares of land is being cultivated in this regard. Currently, more than 25,000 families are engaged in cultivating flowers and 200,000 people are directly and indirectly dependent on this sector.”

“Bangladesh has a competitive advantage due to its favourable climate, topography, low labor cost and relatively low capital investment - which helps this sector to thrive,” he added.

Read more at the Dhaka Tribune (Niaz Mahmud)

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