GUWAHATI, Oct 7 - A two-day training programme and capacity building of assistant engineers of the Public Health Engineering Department (PHED) organised by the Water and Sanitation Support Organisation at the Assam Administrative Staff College, Khanapara, concluded yesterday.
Attending the valedictory session, PHED Minister Rihon Daimary encouraged the participants and focused on more handholding training for all the functionaries from the low-to-high level for strengthening the capacity of the duty bearers on latest available technologies.
Daimary said the government is committed to giving a new shape to the Public Health Engineering Department and encouraged it to take up new initiatives in the field of water and sanitation with the help and support of new technologies.
Dr Siddharth Singh, Secretary, PHED; Biren Bhattacharyya, Secretary, PHED; Saumya Kumar Baruah, Chief Engineer, PHED (Water) and Gautom Paul, Chief Engineer, PHED (Sanitation) cum Director, WSSO, PHED, Assam were also present. They motivated the participants to implement the experiences they gained at the training at the grassroots level and reach out to more people.