MIFER, ASEAN Secretariat jointly conduct ASEAN project development training

Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations Dr Kan Zaw delivered an opening address at the ASEAN Project Development Training which was jointly conducted by the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations and ASEAN Secretariat under ASEAN Development Fund on 20 February 2024 at the Hotel Aureum Palace, Nay Pyi Taw with 100 officials and trainees in attendance.
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 last from 20 to 22 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 gained from this training programme will support the participants in writing project proposals that required for Myanmar and implementing the projects systematically. — MNA

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