LAHORE – Punjab Planning & Development Department, in collaboration with the World Bank, organised a one-day training executive workshop on ‘Fundamentals of Investment Climate’ in continuation of its efforts to build the capacity of the civil servants here on Saturday.

Mohammad Jehanzeb Khan, Chairman Planning & Development Punjab while addressing the workshop highlighted the importance of making investment climate conducive to attracting private investments.

He also emphasised the need for changing the mindset and culture within the government departments. He further highlighted the importance of investor protection and observed that quantum shift in the approach of civil servants was required in order to improve the business environment of the province.

Planning & Development Department mobilised lead international resource persons from World Bank to conduct this training who gave insightful and informative presentations followed by interactive sessions.

Addressing the workshop, Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Secretary P&D informed the participants that P&D Department has planned series of such training/workshops will be organised at regular intervals for the civil servants with the help of World Bank.

All the participants actively engaged in the workshop and suggested that such type of capacity building workshops should be held frequently.

The representatives of the World Bank gave the detailed presentation on investment life cycle from the government perspective.

These resource persons included Senior Private Sector Development Specialists and Senior Economists of the World Bank. Secretary P&D Iftikhar Ali Sahoo, Members P&D Board Agha Waqar Javed, Khalid Sultan, Sadaqat Hussain, Chief Economist P&D Dr Aman Ullah, Director General M&E Dr Sajjad Mubeen, Provincial Administrative Secretaries, Divisional Commissioners CEO’s of Public Sector Companies and other high officials also attended the workshop.-Onilne