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Processed food exports cross $1bn

The members of Bangladesh Agro-Processors' Association (BAPA) are now exporting processed foods to over 145 countries

Update : 19 Nov 2022, 05:46 PM

Bangladesh's export of agro-processed food crossed the $1 billion-mark so far in the current FY23, indicating higher prospects in the coming days, said a platform of agro-processors at the three-day BAPA FoodPro International Expo.

The members of Bangladesh Agro-Processors' Association (BAPA) are now exporting processed foods to over 145 countries, it said.

The platform made the announcement at the inaugural ceremony of the eighth BAPA FoodPro International Expo at International Convention City Bashundhara (ICCB) in the capital on Friday.

Planning Minister MA Mannan inaugurated the event as the chief guest while chairman of the fair committee and Pran-RFL Group Chairman and CEO Ahsan Khan Chowdhury chaired the event.

Md Shahidul Islam, member of the fair committee, gave the address of welcome.

Speaking at the event, MA Mannan urged the members of the association to boost maintaining quality and hygiene during food production to enhance export growth in the coming days.

The BAPA should concentrate more on investing in research alongside marketing, he noted.

Production in the agriculture sector is increasing over the years, said Ahsan Khan Chowdhury, adding Bangladesh is currently exporting agro-processed foods to a total of 145 countries.

The event was held to introduce the Bangladeshi local market to the international market and create a bridge with the international technology and products. It was organized by the BAPA and Rainbow Exhibition & Event Management Services Ltd.

Known to be the most prominent platform for the organizations who are involved in this sector, the event is aimed at exhibiting their products and services in the Bangladeshi market and expanding their businesses.

This is Bangladesh's only show on food products, food processing and packaging products and machineries.

It will attract all stakeholders from the retail and wholesale food, beverage service sectors generating new connections and new business for everyone involved.

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