Japan International Cooperation Agency

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Japan International Cooperation Agency

Also called JICA. A government agency in Japan that coordinates foreign aid to other countries. It was established in its current form in 2003 but traces its origins to 1974, when it was a department in the Foreign Ministry.
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JICA is also assisting the Philippines for its new elevated railway connecting Malolos, Bulacan, and Tutuban, Manila under the US$2B North-South Commuter Railway Project, the first biggest Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan given by Japan to a partner nation.
JICA will continue supporting the peace-building process by promoting the economic and social self-reliance of Palestine.
The AIOU and JICA were collaborating with each other for the last 22 years that proved very productive in upgrading the University's technology-based learning system.
Aside from drug treatment programs, JICA has been actively supporting DOH's advocacy since the 1970s in areas such as maternal and child health services as well as research and development on infectious diseases among other health challenges.
The contribution of JICA in the development of the electricity sector in Jordan began in 1980, when the Japanese agency lent the Kingdom $225 million, as well as grants in the form of projects and technical cooperation studies, which included the development of the Electricity Training Center in NEPCO , the training of 72 Jordanian engineers and technicians in Japan and the dispatch of 65 Japanese experts and volunteers to Jordan.
We hope that the examiner will investigate the real situation in Thilawa and the project's compliance of JICA Guidelines," said Mya Hlaing, another requester and the leader of the Thilawa Social Development Group.
The Government of Kyrgyzstan and JICA have been discussing possible financing of the construction of two segments of the Osh-Batken-Isfana road over a year.
JICA visit was within the framework of the cooperation agreed upon between the two friendly countries since the visit of His Royal Highness Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, the Crown Prince, Deputy Supreme Commander and First Deputy Prime Minister in March 2013, and that of the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Bahrain in August of the same year.
The JICA Representative in Pakistan, Ayako Ozaki disclosed this, while talking to media here Sunday.
The JICA is ready to expand its cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran in different fields, including natural disasters management, environment protection and assistance in Afghanistan's reconstruction," the Japanese official said.
JICA is an independent governmental agency that coordinates official development assistance (ODA) for the Government of Japan.
The project, which was initiated and funded by JICA with an investment of about 5.