Government is more willing to invest in gender initiatives that have direct implications for the MGDS
Operating profit decreased principally due to lower domestic intermodal yields, the result of increased competition and equipment capacity constraints, and higher warehouse operating costs at MGDS
, partially offset by an improvement in Highway driven by the large military contract move noted above.
We are pleased to note that MGDS
recently signed a multi-year contract with a major toy manufacturer at our Savannah facility, which provides future momentum.
To achieve this, the MGDS
focus on nine key priority areas, among which transport infrastructure is a key priority area.
Sustainable Energy Management mainstreamed in policies and development plans at national and district level Provision of sufficient, reliable and clean energy in Malawi is a major challenge, as also recognized by Government which has put Energy as a focus area in both the MGDS
and the Economic Recovery Plan.
The representatives of DFID and UNICEF also appreciated the recent efforts taken by the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress on MGDS
Environment, Natural Resources mainstreamed in policies, development plans and programmes at national level and implemented in 15 disaster-prone districts The Environment and Natural Resources Management Programme Support Document to Malawi highlights current and emerging ENRM issues reflected in MGDS
II, UNDAF 2012-16 and UNDP CPD 2012-2016 and outlines a strategy to deal with them and prioritized activities under four broad themes: Mainstreaming, Information and Knowledge Management, Coordination and Capacity Development at national and district levels.
The representatives of DFID and UNICEF also appreciated the efforts made by the Government of Pakistan to accelerate progress on MGDS