Speakers call for proper monitoring of development projects

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Staff Reporter

Speakers at group-discussion organized here by the Institution of Engineers Pakistan, Rawalpindi- Islamabad Center (IEP-RIC) in collaboration with JICA Alumni Association of Pakistan called for proper planning and monitoring of development projects. While pointing out that lack of commitment and professional competency hinder timely execution of the projects, they said the engineers involved in the development activities must possess professional competency and relevant skill to do justice with their job.
The discussion was part of IEP-RIC’s regular activities to promote professional caliber of the young engineers, said a news release on Sunday.
Speaking as a resource person at the talks Engr. Prof. Dr. Muhammad Tahir Nawaz highlighted project management’s techniques and emphasized that the human-values and professional commitment must be upheld while carrying out development work.
He proposed that the young engineers should prefer to build up their future career as entrepreneurs for their financial well being. He also stressed for proper documentation of the projects at implementation and wrapping up stage. About the kick-backs and corrupt practices in projects’ handlings, he said these could be controlled through self- accountability and by creating awareness about the disaster affects of non-ethical and inhuman behavior in the working practices.
He also briefed the participants about management’s basic knowledge, skills, tools and techniques, with the help of slides. The other speakers including Chairman IEP-RIC Hafiz M. Ehsanul Haq Qazi, Vice Chairman Dr. Attuallah Shah and Engr. Liaqat Hayat spoke about the challenges and problems being faced by the engineering community.
The engineers, they asserted should work with critical and analytical approach to meet the market’s demands. They further said engineers should properly familiarize themselves with the projects’ requirements, before their execution. They stressed that the engineers should attach due importance to their timely and completion of the projects.