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AITD conferred with IIPA Award for Excellence in Public Services

The Asian Institute of Transport Development is a non-profit organisation for research and professional training in transport and logistics.

transport | Venkaiah Naidu

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Asian Institute of Transport Department. Photo: AITD
Asian Institute of Transport Development. Photo: AITD

The Asian Institute of Development (AITD), a non-profit organisation, has been given the IIPA Award for Excellence in Public Services.

The award ceremony, held at the Indian Institute of Public Administration in New Delhi, was presided over by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, said a press release.

AITD is a centre for research, studies and professional training in the areas of and logistics with a focus on human resource development, poverty alleviation and regional cooperation, the statement said.

AITD, together with the Ministry of Railways, has organised training programmes for professionals from South and South-East Asian countries, at no charge, the statement added. Over 650 senior level professionals from as many as 14 countries have received the training.

A key activity carried out by AITD is in road safety, the statement said. To fill the skill gap in the country, AITD imparted training, under a World Bank funded project, to more than 3600 professionals, a figure that far exceeds the number of road engineers trained by different organisations in the country in the last 10 years.

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First Published: Mon, November 01 2021. 18:20 IST