Speakers at a function on Saturday laid emphasis on ensuring safe food production to compete and tap the local and international markets.
They also made a call to promote exports and the food processing sector for giving an impetus to the country's economy.
They made the call at the concluding ceremony of the sixth BAPA FoodPro International Expo 2018 at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC).
The Bangladesh Agro-Processors Association (BAPA) and the Extreme Exhibition and Event Management Solution Limited, an event management company, organised the three-day international fair.
Bangladesh Food Safety Authority Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque was present as the chief guest with BAPA President A F M Fakhrul Islam Munshi in the chair.
BAPA General Secretary Md Iqtadul Hoque, among others, was present at the function.
A total of 147 organisations from home and abroad showcased various types of agro and food processing technology, and packaged foods such as snacks, frozen meat, frozen vegetables, soft drinks, juice, sauce, dairy products, sweet and species.
Some 117 foreign entrepreneurs from 15 countries put agro and food processing machinery on display.
A huge number of visitors visited the show with much enthusiasm on the last day of the exhibition as the stall owners offered discounts on various products, said the organisers.
Besides, the visitors were seen visiting at the two other concurrent events '5th Rice and Grain Tech Expo Bangladesh' and '8th Agro Bangladesh Expo' at the same venue.
Technical and business sessions also took place on the sidelines of the fair.
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