The Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) Sunday signed an agreement with German GTZ for building capacity of its Trade Information Centre.
EPB Vice-Chairman Mir Shahbuddin Mohammad and Juta Link of GTZ Progress signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.
Under the agreement, the centre will be modernised and its manpower will be trained.
"Once the centre is modernised, EPB will be able to provide information on updated trade issues and markets to its subscribers," an EPB press release said.
GTZ Progress, a state-run organisation of Germany, will assist EPB to modernise the centre under its "Enterprise Information Service" project that supports development of the private sector.
GTZ has been helping Bangladesh to develop its small and medium scale industries.
The EPB in another press release said six information technology companies of Bangladesh bagged US$ 3.0 million worth of orders from the recently concluded international software trade fair in Hanover in Germany.
Bangladeshi IT companies got these orders from companies in Hong Kong, South Africa and Slovakia.