Indonesian companies got orders worth $274 million or Tk 2,250 crore from Bangladeshi importers during the first Indonesia Fair 2018 which ended yesterday.
Arlinda, Indone-sian deputy trade minister, disclosed this at the three-day trade and tourism fair's closing ceremony at Le Méridien Dhaka, says a press release from the country's embassy.
She said the deals were on products such as carriages, motor vehicles (buses), spices, cosmetics, fashion and food commodities.
Nearly 10,000 visitors came to the fair, organised by the embassy in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade of Indonesia and Indonesia-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry. A trade mission representing over 45 companies attended an event titled Business Forum and Business Matching; their visit was a follow-up of President Joko Widodo's visit in January 2018.
The mission also visited the Meghna Group of Industries, which imports Indonesian crude palm oil, pulp and paper and clinker. Arlinda also invited Bangladeshi business leaders to attend the 33rd Trade Expo Indonesia at Indonesia Convention Exhibition in Banten province on October 24-28.