Procurement and financial management

Procurement and Financial Management Training for District Technical Office Chiefs and Account Officers of 19 Western Clusters Districts

The SNRTP Western Cluster level training was organized for Chief District Engineers and Account Officers of District Technical Office including Central Project Coordination Unit (CPCU), Programme Monitoring Unit (PMU) officials to review the status and facilitate in clarification of the issues that helps in effective project management as per World Bank and Government of Nepal requirements.

The Western Cluster level training was organized for the Chief District Engineers and Account Officers of District Technical Offices (DTO) including Central Project Coordination Unit (CPCU) and Programme Management Unit (PMU) Officials to review the status and facilitate in clarification of the issues that helps in effective project management as per World Bank and Government of Nepal requirements.

The training brought together 53 PMU's Chiefs, DTO's Chiefs and Account Officers together for sharing and learning common problems and finding solutions.  The opening remarks was delivered by Mr. Ram Chandra Shrestha, Programme Coordinator SNRTP Programme/Deputy Director General of Department of Local Infrastructure Development and Agricultural Roads, Ministry of Local Development (DoLIDAR, MoFALD).

Opening remarks by Mr Ram Chandra Shrestha, Programme Coordinator SNRTP/Deputy Director General, DoLIDAR, MoFALD
The training objectives and activities were presented by the SNRTP Team; Mr. Ashok Kumar Jha, Deputy Programme Coordinator, Mr Shailendra Kumar Jha,  National Programme Coordinator, ILO, Experts presented on Financial Management issues including Audit Report, latest Status of Project Component including issues, Maintenance ( Routine & Periodic), upgrading and bridges, dissemination on revised Environmental and Social Safeguard Framework (ESMF), Procurement and Financial Management, Contract And Quality Management and Occupational Safety and Health promotion in SNRTP. 

There was an intensive discussion on all issues relevant to SNRTP by the participants with a better understanding among the key stakeholders and team building for effective and efficient SNRTP Project Management.  Mr. Ram Krishna Sapkota, Director General, DoLIDAR stressed on the need for a collective effort of all to implement this project as model in terms of financial management, timely execution of quality works, reporting and integrating Decent work element for workers.

Group Photo, Butwal, 25 to 26 February 2016