Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – A two-day international seminar on Bangladesh’s development will be held in the United States on October 9-10 this year, organizers announced in Dhaka Saturday.

The seminar will focus on strategies of Bangladesh should take up to overcome the obstacles to achieving the status of a middle income nation by 2020, the organizers told a press conference in the capital, Dhaka.

The topics to be discussed include governance and political development, investments and resource mobilization, infrastructure development strategies, energy and environment and media and culture, they added.

The Bangladesh Development Initiative (BDI), Democracy and Development in Bangladesh Forum (DDBF) and the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation will jointly organize the seminar.

Academics, researchers, business professionals, policy makers, investors and journalists will take part among others at the seminar on ‘Ideas and Innovations for the Development of Bangladesh: The Next Decade’ at John F Kennedy School of Government of the Harvard University in the United States.

BBN/SS/SI/AD-19July09-2:02 am (BST)