Gangtok, January 19, 2011:
Three days long workshop on Project Planning and Management for the State Government Representatives was inaugurated by S.D Tshering, Director General, Department of Economics, Statistics Monitoring and Evaluation, Govt. of Sikkim here in the capital on 19th January.
Addressing the participants Chief Guest Mr. Tshering said that this workshop will be of great help to the government officials working on Project Management. These kind of workshops helps in strengthening the knowledge of our project planning, project financing and monitoring. If the government officials are well trained and their knowledge about capacity building is strengthened then they will not need consultants in future projects of the state. Speaking about project financing Mr. Tshering said that projects in the state lack proper financing. Though the Central Government and other agencies facilitate capital financing, but still these funds are not properly utilized due to lack of ideas.
Mr. Tshering said that project monitoring being an important factor should be taken seriously and therefore all the officials must be aware of it as most of the projects fail due to lack of monitoring knowledge. Mr. Tshering urged all the participants to actively participate and interact with the speaker during the training programme.
J. L. Narayan, Joint Advisor, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, said that the workshop will be very fruitful for the participants who are into management of projects. The main objective of the workshop is to develop and build the capacity of the government officials. Mr. Narayan, added that the participants be trained on managing the project during implementation and on how the state government should monitor the project which will later help in stopping bad projects and also prevent good projects from being destroyed. He concluded by stating that the workshop will cover the complete project cycle.
Government officials from Sikkim and other states participated in this three day workshop.
(Courtesy: Sikkim Mail)