Under chairmanship of Chief Secretary Mr.Thusitha P. Wanigasinghe , the Provincial Planning Secretariat has arranged the inaugural workshop on preparation of Medium term Development Plan for senior executives of the Eastern Provincial Council (EPC) on 27.01.2021 at the Conference Hall of the EPC.
The Provincial Planning Secretariat, with the support of UNDP under the project of Capacity Development of Local Government Authorities (CDLG),has initiated the preparation process of the Medium Term Development Plan for a period of 2021-2025 for the Eastern Provincial Council in align with SDG and National Priorities in view for strengthening its provincial planning process and systems under guidance of Chief Secretary.Mr. R.Ganesarajah, a Senior Academic Advisor for the SLIDA has been appointed as a senior consultant to accomplish this assignment with his team.
Deputy Chief Secretary-Planning, Mr.N.Thamilchelvan delivered a welcome address, expressing the background of the project with its intended objectives. And the overall workshop processes was productively facilitated by the senior consultant Mr.R.Ganesharajah.
The senior consultant much clearly explained the real intention of the entire preparation process and end results of the assignment. He anticipated every department to provide their valuable support and contribution, enabling the provincial council to develop a productive document on Medium Term Development Plan for the period of 2021-2025 which will provide a right direction towards bringing harmony and prosperity to the Eastern Province.
All the Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Directors of Planning and other senior executives participated at this workshop and expressed their view and suggestions.