Cadre Officers Trained By Thailand Institute

More than 150 provincial cadre officers have been trained in the irrigation system, construction and hospital management and monitoring and evaluation of infrastructure projects by the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, under the Punjab Resource Management Programme during the last two years.

Giving details of the training officers for improved service delivery, a spokesman for the PRMP said in a statement here on Friday that training of nearly 300 officers of finance, planning and development, professional development and services and general administration department had also been arranged in the niche areas of expertise under a partnership with Civil Service College, Singapore.

He said the PRMP had also funded masters programs in environment, construction and water resources management for around 50 officers from provincial cadres from reputed universities in Europe, including the UK.

The Punjab government, with the assistance of PRMP, has entered into a long term partnership with Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, for training of officers on a 50-50 cost sharing basis.

Nine officers have pursued Masters Degree in Public Administration and Public Management under the arrangement.

The PRMP had also embarked upon a long term relationship with Forman Christian College University, Lahore, to train provincial officers in the area of public policy and public administration by imparting both short courses and degree programs.

DAWN | LAHORE | Sat, Jan 16, 2010 |