Amritsar: The five-day long Punjab International Trade Expo (PITEX) has begun on Wednesday.
The PITEX 2010 is the third edition of this trade fair, and is aimed at facilitating the development of trade and industry in the region.
Countries like Pakistan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Kenya, Egypt, Myanamar, Poland, Vietnam, China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and Nepal have participated in the event.
Rajiv Bali, Chairman, Punjab Committee, PHD Chamber, informed that they started with around 100 participants. Last year they had 250 participants in PITEX 2009, while this year they have over 400 participants who have come in. So the response of the local industry, response of the international partners who have shown interest here has been very encouraging, he added
The visitors said the biggest benefit of the fair was that they were getting a lot of variety under one roof.
The trade fair will be held from December 8 to12, and is displaying traditional handicrafts, embroideries, textiles and electronic equipment of different countries.