Planning and Development Department(P&DD) Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Public Sector University of Engineering and Technology (UET) Peshawar signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) here in the conference room of UET on Monday to make cooperation between both institutions for period of 18 months in the fields of IT, Information Sharing, monitoring and compliance level of different departments within the policy framework besides integration and standardization of Management Information Systems for Effective Public Investment Management. UET will support the projects, programmes to be proposed by the P&DD. Secretary Planning & Development Mr. Hamayun Khan and Pro-Vice Chancellor UET Prof Dr Qaiser Ali signed the MOU. Besides Director General PCNA (Governance & Policy Project) Syed Zahir Ali Shah, the ceremony was also attended by the Assistant Professor Dr Muhammad Adil, Coordinator GPP Mr. Naseer Ahmad and Governance Specialist Mr. Ashraf Khan.
Addressing on this occasion Secretary Planning & Development Mr. Hamayun Khan said that P&DD under the vision of the provincial government intended to introduce standardization of management information systems for effective public investment management to utilize the public money in more transparent, efficient and intelligent manner with utmost target of people’s prosperity and improvements in lives. He added that (MOU) is considered as the first step in the process of developing an agreement that enables the P&DD to get benefit from the expertise of the Scholars of University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar. The P&DD will support fresh graduate to be engaged as paid internship in the projects in which UET would be engaged for technical support to the Planning and Development Department, he concluded
Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Qaisar Ali said that the linkage between UET and P&DD will build knowledge and shape new thoughts and findings and added that close cooperation between the University and public sector departments for the transfer of knowledge is important because the world is being changed every day and every second in field of Science and Technology. The research institute needs to work closely with the Government entities particular those departments and authorities which are responsible for construction of roads, bridges, buildings, agriculture & irrigation sectors etc.