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Fire safety and security expo kicks off

  • Published at 01:04 am February 14th, 2020
Fire safety and security expo
A stall showcasing fire safety products at the 7th International Fire Safety and Security Expo 2020 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital on Thursday, February 13, 2020 Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

'The people can get to know about the latest technology and products innovated in fire safety and security systems by visiting the stalls at the fair'

Coming together to ensure fire safety and security measures, private sector entrepreneurs are holding a three-day international expo, bringing all security equipment under one roof.

Aimed at making people aware of fire safety and security systems, a total of 75 companies from 25 countries—the US, the UK, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Turkey and India— are participating in the “7th International Fire Safety and Security Expo 2020”.

Electronics Safety and Security Association of Bangladesh (ESSAB), in association with the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence (BFSCD) organized the expo at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the capital on Thursday.

The ESSAB President Motaher Hoshan Khan said they were going to host the 7th edition of the expo to create social awareness about the fire safety in the country.

“Although the fire safety system has been ensured in the garment industry due to the pressures of the buyers, it’s necessary to make the industry’s fire safety management more efficient,” he said. 

Motaher said it was a demand of the time to further strengthen the fire safety system everywhere from mills and factories to high rise buildings.

 “The people can get to know about the latest technology and products innovated in fire safety and security systems by visiting the stalls at the fair,” ESSAB president said.

Inaugurating the expo as the chief guest, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said, “Bangladesh is a prestigious brand in the global apparel market not only for its quality, but also for its safety standards. Fire safety and security equipment are very important indicators for the apparel industry.”

Senior Vice President of FBCCI Md Muntakim Ashraf, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) first vice President Mohammed Abdus Salam and Director of Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence SM Zulfikar Rahman were also present at the event.

Organizers said fire protection, fire detection, CCTV, building management, access control and disaster management equipments were being displayed at the expo.  

The expo will remain open for all, until the last day, February15.