The annual fair of Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (Rehab) will start on Wednesday in the city. “The five-day fair will be held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. It will conclude on February 10,” Rehab First Vice-President Liaquat Ali Bhuiyan told journalist on Monday at a press conference at Jatiya Press Club.
This is actually the 2018 edition being held after a delay. Usually the fair is arranged in December every year. But it was not possible last year due to the 11th national election.
Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim and National Board of Revenue Chairman Mosharef Hossain Bhuiyan are expected to attend the inaugural ceremony.
Liaquat said 20 building materials and 14 moneylender organizations would take part in this year’s fair. Besides, 30 organizations will participate as cosponsors. The fair’s area will be divided into three zones – Co-sponsors, General, and Building Materials.
Rehab has been organising housing fair since 2001 to attract customers.
“We organize such fairs in various countries including UK, Dubai, Italy, Canada, Australia and Qatar to promote sales of apartments. The fair creates a bridge between buyers and our members,” the first vice-president said.
He said they were working to make well-planned city and solve the rising housing demand. “Our 1,015-member developers’ organizations are trying to build a planned city. The construction sector is contributing around 15 percent to the country’s economic growth,” he claimed.
The fair will remain open from 10am to 9pm everyday where a single entry ticket will cost Tk 50 and multiple entries Tk 100.
The participants will provide various offers to attract customers at the fair. Prizes – including private cars, motorcycles, refrigerators, televisions, and mobiles – will be distributed through raffle draw.