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Preparations underway for Amar Ekushey Boi Mela-2017

DHAKA, Jan 17, 2017 (BSS) - Preparations for Amar Ekushey Boi Mela-2017 (Book Fair-2017) are going on in full swing at the Bangla Academy premises and Suhrawardy Udyan as only few days are remaining to begins the fair.

Bedsides Bangla Academy premises, five lakh square feet area on

Suhrawardy Udyan was earmarked for the fair, Member Secretary of Amar Ekushey Boi Mela-2017 arrangement committee Dr Jalal Ahmed told BSS today.

Besides, the pavilions, a structure for six hundred fifty units is under construction on Suhrawardy Udyan while 13 pavilions including two of Bangla Academy also will be set up, he added.

He also said a total of 4 hundred 50 publication houses have applied for stall allocation and 25 agencies applied for pavilion in this year while 66 publication agencies are ever first.

However, fair committee decided to allot stall for 11 new publication agencies out of 66, he added.

For exhibiting little magazine, about 100 stall would be set up in the fair, member secretary said.

He said, stalls will not be allotted which were banned last year in charge of different allegation and added all the stalls for the fair would be allotted on Thursday (January 19), if it is not possible on Thursday then the stall will be allotted on Sunday next.

The child corner are being decorated attractively, he said separate gate will be set up on Suhrawardy Udyan for entering children while the whole corner of 60 units will be illuminated with different colored light.

The fair premises on Suhrawardy Udyan also will be facilitated with toys for children, two fountains, flower plant, restaurant, and open places for the visitors' easy move, he added.

He also said a total of three and four gate will be set up on Suhrawardy Udyan for entering and exiting respectively.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)