Bangladesh is one of the poorest countries in Asia, with roughly 150 million people living on land 60 percent smaller than Japan and 30 percent of the population living in poverty. Vulnerable to natural disasters such as cyclones, floods and earthquakes, Bangladesh is also susceptible to the effects of climate change. In the 2000s, the country had firm economic growth averaging six percent each year, and attention has been drawn to the country as both a destination for investment and as a market because of its scale of population, and ample, inexpensive labor force. To assist the government of Bangladesh in attaining its objective of becoming a middle-income country by 2021, JICA has provided assistance to achieve sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation. To assist with economic growth, JICA continues to provide cooperation in building transportation, electric power and other infrastructure, and is also assisting in stimulating the private sector. To overcome the vulnerabilities of society, JICA is providing assistance in areas such as basic education, health care, rural development, governance and disaster management.
|January 29, 2016||Inaugural Ceremony of National Integrity Strategy Training Course and The National KAIZEN Convention|
|January 14, 2016||Addressing the Urban Resilience in Bangladesh with the World Bank|
|January 12, 2016||Site Visit for Matarbari Ultra Super Critical Coal-Fired Power Project|
|December 25, 2015||Joint Launch of Projects for Urban Building Safety and Resilience and Speech for Interim Seminar for Power Sector Master Plan 2015|
|December 21, 2015||Japan's 36th ODA Loan Package signed today
The largest scale of Japan's assistance to Bangladesh to date to further economic growth and overcome social vulnerabilities