ກອງປະຊຸມຄັ້ງທີ່ I ຂອງຄະນະປະສານງານຂັ້ນສູງ (1st JCC Meeting)

 

The First Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting held for the Project for Capacity Development on Bridge Maintenance and Management

VIENTIANE, 05 February 2021 – The officials from Department of Roads, DPWTs of Vientiane Province, Savannakhet Province, Champasak Province together with the team of JICA Experts gathered for the first Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting for the Project for Capacity Development on Bridge Maintenance and Management (JICA-BMM), to officially launch the 3-year Project.

 

Co-chaired by Ms. Akiko SANADA, JICA Senior Representative and Mr. Litta Khattiya, Director General, Department of Roads, MPWT, the first JCC for JICA-BMM was held to discuss the overall project approach and methodology, and also to exchange views on major issues arising from or in connection with the Project.

The overall objective of the said JICA-BMM is to improve the bridge maintenance and management capacity of the counterpart agencies and the JICA Experts work together to accomplish a series of project outcomes including improvement of (i) bridge inspection and diagnosis capability, (ii) bridge maintenance and repair capability as well as (iii) systematic planning and budgeting capability through operation of bridge management system.

 

After the JICA Expert made a presentation on the inception report, discussions were centered on the Public-Private-Academia Collaboration. Prof. Khampaseuth Thepvongsa, representing Faculty of Engineering, NUOL, expressed his appreciation towards Public-Private-Academia Collaboration which encourages to engage junior engineers in the project activities and hence enhances sustainability of the project outcomes. Mrs. Saykham Thammanosouth, Deputy Director General, Public works and Transport Training Institution (PTTI) also emphasized the importance of rolling out the project activities and outcomes throughout the entire Laos though accomplishment of the Public-Private-Academia Collaboration

Amid the global pandemic of Covid-19, those meaningful discussions were made online by connecting to JICA Head Quarter and JICA Experts in Japan while taking necessary prevention measures such as wearing masks and the use of disinfection hand gel


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