The new administration of Myanmar, which was formed in March 2011, is furthering reforms toward democratization and national reconciliation. Given this movement, the government of Japan changed its economic cooperation policy in April 2012 so that a wider scope of people could appreciate the effects of the reforms, and has decided to expand its areas of support. In addition to the conventional fields of cooperation such as improving BHN and capacity along with providing assistance to minority ethnic groups, JICA is working to ascertain the needs for infrastructure to promote economic development, and is planning to form well-balanced projects. Specifically, JICA will continue such past assistance as measures for the three major infectious diseases (malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis), as well as implement an economic reform program as assistance to reform the economy through capacity development. JICA is also planning to provide cooperation for urban development in Yangon, along with port and transportation network infrastructure, as support that will lead to economic growth.
|August 8, 2014||Signing of the Grant Agreement for the "Project for Enhancing Technological Universities in Myanmar"|
|July 23, 2014||Handing over Ceremony of Agricultural Machineries for the Food Security Project for Underprivileged Farmers (2KR) FY-2012|
|July 7, 2014||Launching Ceremony for Sign Language Support Service and Second Batch Sign Language Supporters Training in collaboration with Department of Social Welfare and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)|
|July 4, 2014||Japan-Myanmar renewed 60-year long ties over historic power station|
|June 30, 2014||Handover Ceremony of the Project for Upgrading the Health Facilities in Central Myanmar|