|Disease Prevention and Health Management in Coastal Shrimp Culture, Sri Lanka. (1997)|
|2.0 Items related to Project Activities|
The Director, IARAD NARA and the FAO consultant reviewed, updated and revised the project schedule as given in the backstopping report of the FAO Fish Health Specialist dated 3 March, 1997, taking into account discussions held with the NPD. A revised Project Schedule is presented as Annex V. As the project is currently some three months behind schedule, and can be expected to be further delayed by slower than anticipated equipment arrival and laboratory renovations, the following modifications to the schedule were made:
· It is recommended that project termination be extended to December 1998. This will allow adequate time for completion of a full cycle of collections for PCR analysis (January to July 1998), and time for sample processing and data analysis (to be completed by October 1998) and for preparation of the terminal report. The NPD is to write FAO to formally request extension of the project.
· The remaining local training workshops have been rescheduled and tentative dates fixed.
· The first Public Seminar Workshop has been rescheduled for March 1998 (see Section 2.2). To allow participation by international consultants, visits by Consultant 1 (Shrimp Health Consultant), Consultant 3 (International Legal Consultant) and Consultant 5 (FAO/FIRI Environmental Officer) and the midterm/second technical backstopping mission by the FAO/FIRI Fish Health Specialist are to be rescheduled to coincide with this activity.
· The Second Public Seminar Workshop is to be rescheduled to November 1998.