AIT to help enhance capacity building under World Bank’s Sindh Barrages Improvement Project

AIT to help enhance capacity building under World Bank’s Sindh Barrages Improvement Project

The agreement will address five aspects of capacity building, namely
technical assistance, project management and procurement, finance and
administration, environment, and communication and social

Mr Aijaz Shaikh, the SBIP Project Director, stated that the overall
objective of the five-year project is to improve the reliability and
safety of the Guddu barrage and strengthen the capacity of the Sindh
Irrigation Department to operate and manage the barrage.

 AIT’s capacity building efforts will include offering
post-graduate degree programs, professional development training
programs, applied research activities, and helping find solutions to
specific issues faced by Sindh’s Department of Irrigation. Specific
areas of cooperation will include developing and conducting customized
professional development courses for engineers and other public sector
officers; and developing and conducting postgraduate certificate,
diploma, Master’s and professional Master’s degree programs for
employees of the Department of Irrigation.

Mr. Irshad Memon, Chief Engineering,Guddu Barrage, Irrigation
Department, Government of Sindh;  Mr. Istiaque Memon, Chief
Engineer, Planning, and Development; Mr. Abdul Rahman Nizamani, Chief
Engineer, Small Dams; Mr. Zahid Shaikh, Project Director, Sindh
Resilience Project; and  Mr. Jamal, PS to Secretary Irrigation,
attended the MoU signing ceremony.

Besides President Worsak, AIT was represented by Dr. Gregory L.F. Chiu
of AIT’s School of Engineering and Technology (SET); Dr. Jonathan Shaw,
Mr. Fazle Karim, Furqan Ali Shaikh, and Mr. Tharakorn Chanlapa of AIT
Extension; and Mr. Shawn Kelly and Ms. Sumana Shrestha of Office of
External Relations.