Lahore, May 21, 2012 (PPI-OT): The first Post Graduate Certificate Course in Engineering and Financial Management, jointly organised by the Pakistan Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and Ghulam Ishaq Khan (GIK) Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology concluded at WAPDA Administrative Staff College.
The 8-week course, the first of its kind in Pakistan held at WAPDA Administrative Staff College for technical, administrative and financial professionals of all disciplines, aimed at improving their managerial skills.
The participants belonging to various organisations of the country were imparted training by a combination of academicians, field engineers and corporate leaders through spcialised course modules such as engineering economics, corporate planning, project management, financial management, contract management, technology management, environmental laws and resettlement issues.
Farhan Ahmad, Assistant Manager (Design), NTDC and Zeeshan Fawad, Ministry of Defence secured first and second positions respectively, while Ammar Nazir, Deputy Director (Floods) Water Wing, WAPDA and Abdul Majid Jatoi, Assistant Manager (Project Management Unit) HESCO, jointly bagged third position in the course.
WAPDA Chairman Shakil Durrani was the chief guest at the graduation of the ceremony, who gave away medals and certificates to the participants.
Speaking on the occasion, WAPDA Chairman said that infrastructure development was imperative for sustained progress, while engineering management and financial administration played a key role in implementing infrastructure-related projects.
He said that WAPDA in collaboration with GIK Institute, had taken the lead for improving the professional skills essentially required for project managers. Congratulating the course graduates, the Chairman expressed the hope that they would effectively capitalise on their skills acquired through the course in discharging their professional duties.
GIK Institute Rector Engineer Jehangir Bashar said that initiation of the course by WAPDA and GIK Institute was indeed a great idea, suggesting that the post graduate course could be upgraded to a degree course.
Earlier, WAPDA Member (Power) Muhammad Qasim Khan, in his welcome address, termed the course a significant achievement towards capacity building of the professionals. He said that scope of the course would be further expanded as directed by WAPDA Chairman.
He also appreciated GIK Institute management and faculty, WAPDA Administrative Staff College management and other WAPDA officers for successfully organising the course.
For more information, contact:
Muhammad Abid Rana
Director Public Relations
Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA)
G-32, WAPDA House, Lahore
Tel: +9242 9920 2633 and +9242 9920 2211 -2033 -2029
Cell: +92333 445 8293