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PUNJAB GOVERNMENT & UK JOINTLY SIGN CONTRACT FOR MAJOR PROGRAM MANAGEMENT SUPPORT PROJECT IN PROVINCE.

31 Aug, 2017

The Directorate General Monitoring & Evaluation (DG M&E), Planning and Development Punjab and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), UK, signed a contract for “Major Programme Management Support Project-Stage 1” at P&D Complex, Lahore.

Provincial Secretary P&DD, Iftikhar Ali Sahoo chaired the ceremony while Director General (M&E) Muhammad Asad Khan finalized the consultancy contract on behalf of the DG(M&E) with PwC, senior partner Gerard Newman. Members P&D Board, Development Sectors Chiefs P&D and other relevant officials attended the ceremony.

Addressing the ceremony, Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo stated that “This contract shows the confidence the Government of Punjab has in PwC, University of Oxford and Oracle to transform the Program Management at Planning and Development Department and to bring it in line with other international organizations”.

PwC, UK will accomplish this task as a joint venture with Oxford University and Oracle. This contract will help revamp the Planning and Development Department according to international best practices and techniques, he disclosed.

At the signing ceremony, PwC Partner Gerard Newman thanked the Punjab government for his faith in PwC and reiterated his organization’s commitment to increase cooperation and collaboration with Punjab and Planning and Development Department to improve governance.