By Adnan Rafique
ISLAMABAD: Institution of Engineers, Pakistan, Rawalpindi-Islamabad Centre (IEP-RIC) continued its Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities during the lockdown period of COVID-19. As many as seven lectures were delivered online during the recent days by Vice Chancellor Karkarum International University, Gilgit-Baltistan Engr. Prof. Dr. Attaullah Shah who is also vice chairman of the local chapter of IEP. It was announced here on Sunday that the IEP intends to continue this online courses till the effect of COVID-19.
According to Secretary IEP-RIC Gp Captain (r) Engr. Najamuddin the series are aimed at professional development and capacityâ€™s building of the engineers, enabling them to play their positive and effective role in the countryâ€™s socio-economic development.
Dr. Attaullah Shah pointed out that Covid-19 pandemic has forced a sudden economic shift from physical to digital.
There have been different topics of the lectures that include environmental impact assessment on sound decision- making in carrying out a specific project.
In this connection, Dr. Atta also talked about major environmental components. He also highlighted the matters relating to project planning and controlling in public sector. Chairman IEP-RIC, Engr. Hafiz M. Ehsan ul Haq Qazi hoped that the people from the engineering profession will take benefit of the online lectures, during the crisis period in wake of coronavirus. The Center will continue to serve the cause of engineering community, mainly through various professoional development activities, he assured.
He prayed that the nation may get rid of the deadly virus at the earliest.