ASEAN Project Dev. Training: MIFER Union Minister addressed the opening ceremony

21 February 2024
2024-02-21 09:54

Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations delivered the opening speech at the ASEAN Project Development Training which was conducted on 20th February 2024 at the Shwe Nan Taw Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw, in collaboration with the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and ASEAN Secretariat under ASEAN Development Fund.

The Permanent Secretary, Director Generals and Senior Officers from ASEAN Economic Community related ministries, technical experts from the ASEAN Secretariat and participants from 17 ministries, total of about 100 people joined at the opening ceremony.

In the opening remarks, the Union Minister highlighted the importance of ASEAN Free Trade in global trade, consideration of new issues in response to digitalization and renewable energy in Free Trade Areas Negotiations, requirements of awareness and technical assistance especially for Cambodia, Lao PDR and Myanmar for understanding these new issues and the importance of learning for project proposal writing mechanism from the training.

In addition, the Union Minister urged the participants to write project proposals that are required in respective fields, based on experience from the training.The training will be conducted from 20th to 22nd February 2024. The technical experts from the ASEAN Secretariat will give lectures on overview of the ASEAN cooperation projects, the ASEAN project proposal template, formulating Project results in the proposal materials and the work plan for the implementation.

During the training, the participants will get hand on experience for developing project proposals.The ministries related to the ASEAN Economic Pillar participate in the implementation and negotiations of the ASEAN Free Trade Agreements and ASEAN Plus One Free Trade Agreements. New areas such as trade and labour, trade and environment are introduced in upgrading Free Trade Agreements and new Free Trade Agreement negotiations.

Therefore, the knowledge learned from this training program will support the participants in writing project proposals that required for Myanmar and implementing the projects systematically.

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