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AP to sign MoU with Malaysia to design, implement govt prjcts

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh State Development Planning Society will sign an agreement with Performance Management and Delivery Unit (Pemandu), a department under the control of Prime Minister of Malaysia, the state government said today.

The agreement will be signed in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and the CEO of Pemandu and Special Advisor (with ministerial status) to the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Idris Jala, on December 15 here, according to a press release issued by the state government.

This is in succession of the signing of a MoU between Pemandu and NITI-Aayog in Kuala Lumpur on November 24. Pemandu and the Union government will work as partners in rolling out impactful and meaningful public sector initiatives in the country, the release said.

“In this regard, Andhra Pradesh is the first state government to work with Pemandu to develop, implement and monitor government programmes and strategic developmental plans,” it said.

As per the agreement, Pemandu will help teams across the government with designing and implementing projects.

Under its customised ‘Big Fast Results’ methodology, Pemandu will provide on-the-job training to the Central Coordinating Team provided by the state government and it also manages a dashboard that holds data on each ministry’s progress.

“Progress will be monitored and scorecards will be updated on a weekly basis. This gives the team a chance to rigorously monitor performance,” the release said.

Andhra Pradesh State Development Planning Society CEO Sanjay Gupta, and Pemandu Director Ravindran Devagunam will sign the agreement.

Established on September 16, 2009, Pemandu’s main objective is to transform Malaysia to a high income economy in an inclusive and sustainable manner, address socio-economic concerns and create a conducive business environment.