Vol. 5 Num 1137 Fri. August 10, 2007  

Fair of women entrepreneurs' products begins
Proceeds to go to flood victims

A two-day fair to exhibit and sell the products made by women entrepreneurs began in the capital yesterday.

British High Commissioner in Dhaka Anwar Chowdhury inaugurated the exhibition styled 'Summer Products Show 2007', organised by Women Watch Bangladesh (WWB) at Abacas Convention Centre in Eskaton Garden.

Products including traditional ready-to-wear garments, handmade handkerchiefs, home textiles, ladies' fashion bags and accessories are put on display at the fair, which is open for all without any entry fee.

"A woman can do everything a man can. But, there is lack of confidence among the women. You have to build up your own capacity to face challenges," the British envoy told the women entrepreneurs at the inaugural function.

WWB Chief Executive Officer Dil Afroje Chowdhury said the proceeds from the fair will be donated to the country's flood victims. WWB Chairman Manjurul Ahsan Bulbul also spoke at the function.