3-day int'l disability confce begins Feb 27
Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Agency

The third international conference of the Asia Pacific Disability Forum begins in Dhaka on Wednesday.

Chief adviser Fakhruddin Ahmed is expected to inaugurate the 3-day conference at the Bangladesh-China Friendship Conference Centre at 10:00am on the day.

This was made public at a news conference jointly organised by National Disability Forum and Dhaka Reporters Unity in the city. National Disability Forum president Khandaker Zahurul Alam read out a speech at the conference.

DRU general secretary Ilias Khan, conference organising committee chairperson Mansur Chowdhury and National Disability Forum Director Nafisur Rahman were present.

Zahurul Alam said more than 450 delegates from 27 countries, including host Bangladesh, will take part in the conference. The number of foreign delegates will be 189.

Besides, 40 senior government officials of Bangladesh will participate in the conference.

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