DHAKA, Sept. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) in collaboration with the Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA) on Sunday conducted a consultation workshop in Dhaka to seek stakeholders' feedback on "Northeast Bangladesh Economic Corridor Development".
The People's Republic of China Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund funded the workshop.
Speaking at the workshop, Manmohan Parkash, the country director for Bangladesh Resident Mission of ADB, highlighted the advantages of northeast region of Bangladesh with rich endowments of resources and strategic location.
He further emphasized the need for comprehensive economic corridor development for coordinated and holistic development of industry, infrastructure, and urban and rural areas.
"The study will identify promising industries in the region and propose infrastructure and urban services needs for planned industrial development, offering solutions for inclusive and regionally balanced high economic growth," said Manmohan Parkash.
Over 130 participants including government officials, development experts, researchers and development partner representatives attended the workshop.