Ahsan for using space sciences for CPEC projects

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has


directed the authorities concerned to use space technology for mega projects initiated under the


CPEC in order to ensure their planned execution


“Accurate research and new technology based solutions are required to monitor mega


development projects for their timely completion,” Ahsan said while chairing a high-level


meeting of officers of the Project Wing at Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms.


He also urged the need for seeking help from SUPARCO in this regard. The minister said that


monitoring and execution of development projects was a key function of the Planning


Commission and the department should play the role of a watchdog.


The minister further said that quarterly reviews and release of funds for the projects should be


linked with their monitoring reports. He emphasized that monitoring systems be strengthened to


achieve the targets.


He said that delay in projects completion affected its contribution to the economic growth and


resulted in the wastage of resources.


Highlighting the importance of project management he said, “We donand#39;t need archives but


information for decision making. He added that monitoring outcomes should be used for


devising training programmes for Pakistan Planning and Management Institute (PPMI) to


improve and enhance expertise in project management”.


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Published in: Volume 07 Issue 28

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