The 2nd Provincial Planning Committee Meeting of EPC for the year 2018 was held on 02nd August 2018 at 9.00 a.m. at the EPC Conference Hall, Varothayanagar, Trincomalee under chairmanship of the Chief Secretary, EPC with the participation of the Secretaries, Deputy Chief Secretaries, Heads of Departments & relevant senior officers of EPC, representatives from three District Secretariats and senior officials from Central Bank as well.
Chief Secretary emphasized on the importance of the meeting arranged at the correct time, making convenient to the committee to seriously discuss on the current status of all the development programmes implemented by the provincial agencies and to overcome any related issues in the implementation processes. He also focused on few areas intended by the Government and directed all agencies to incorporate such areas in their next year plan.
The DCS-Planning overviewed the Annual Implementation Programme -2018, presenting the overall provincial capital budget and other source of funds under line ministries and special projects including summarized detail of upcoming projects. He also explained in detail the physical and financial performance of every provincial agency, stressing all for an appropriate action to complete all the targeted activities before end of this year.The forum discussed on various development issues in detail and on their internal arrangement to accelerate the implementation of the activities in a productive manner. The Representatives from three District Administration briefed on the development activities directly handled by them. The officials from Central Bank too expressed their roles and opportunities on development programmes in Eastern Province.