The first provincial level steering committee meeting for the Capacity Development of Local Government (CDLG) financed by the European Union (EU) through UNDP has been conducted on 2020.11.19 at 11.00 a.m at the Chief Secretariat Conference Hall, Varothaya Nagar, Kanniya.
This meeting was held with the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Eastern Province with the participants of Secretary to the Chief Ministry, Deputy Chief Secretaries Finance, Personnel and Training, Planning, Secretary to the Governor, Commissioner of Local Government, ADP – planning secretariat, Director- MDTU, Engineer and Accountant of the Department of Local Government as part of the Provincial Council officers. On the other hand, Mr. Navaneethan Project Manager, CDLG, UNDP and Eastern Project coordinator and other UNDP colleagues also participated.
The main focus of the meeting was to give an overview and induction about the CDLG project and explain what all about. The Project Manager of the UNDP, Mr. Navaneethan has explained the overall arrangements of the project. Subsequently, N. Manivannan, Commissioner of Local Government, Mr. Munazeer, ADP (Planning Secretariat), and Director MDTU-MS. Halida have presented the progress of the project up to date as these 3 institutions are the partners to implement the activities identified under this project. Finally, the UNDP Eastern coordinator Mr. Shamir has given an outlook of the project and explained the activities planned for the year 2021.