Aug 11, Colombo: An international trade fair showcasing Sri Lanka's traditional agriculture commodities - coconut, rubber and tea opened in Colombo today under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena
The Government, which has embarked on an ambitious economic growth program, has decided to conduct an International Trade Fair for the benefit of global players in Coconut, Rubber and Tea industries value chains.
The CRT (coconut, rubber and tea) International Trade Fair will be held from 11th to 13th August 2017 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo.
President Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the CRT International Trade Fair Friday at the BMICH.
The trade fair which has been organized by the Ministry of Plantation Industries will provide the opportunities for the representatives of relevant international companies to exchange their ideas, suggestions and views about the three industries and the products.
The fair will also open doors for the producers to get a good knowledge about available foreign technologies and enhance the ways and means of quality improvement of local products.
This Fair which comprises exhibition stalls on tea, rubber and coconut products and a separate machinery section that displays exclusive services for plantation crops will be held from 10.00 am to 8.00 pm and will conclude on August 13.
Local and foreign producers, sellers, customers and large number of investors are participating in this Trade Fair.
The President who opened the Trade Fair observed the premises and had cordial discussions with the entrepreneurs.
Plantation Minister Navin Dissanayake and the Deputy Minister Lakshman Wasantha Perera were also present at this occasion.