Dáil Éireann - Volume 630 - 31 January, 2007
Written Answers. - Departmental Staff.
Mr. Kenny Mr. Kenny
Mr. Kenny asked the Minister for Transport the number of persons engaged in project management in his Department that have recognised qualifications in that area; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3224/07]
Mr. Cullen Mr. Cullen
 Mr. Cullen: Responsibility for the implementation of capital transport infrastructural projects lies, for the most part, with agencies under the aegis of my Department such as the National Roads Authority and the Railway Procurement Agency. This means that the detailed planning and delivery of such projects is undertaken by these agencies, while the role of the Department is strategically focused to ensure that national transport infrastructure development policies that promote sustainability, integration and value for money are implemented.
Three of my staff currently engaged in project management hold a recognised qualification specifically in this discipline. My Department’s policy is to provide relevant project management training to all officials engaged in project management. This policy complements other strategic management education and training initiatives to ensure that the officials concerned possess the requisite wide range of skills to discharge effectively their responsibilities at Departmental level.
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