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.
|July 6, 2016||Signing of the Grant Agreement on the "Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship" and 1st Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) Meeting under the Technical Cooperation Project (TCP) for "The Postal Services Capacity Improvement Project"|
|April 5, 2016||Seeing the "New Light" of Day at Long Last: Economic Reform Policy Proposal Submitted to the Myanmar Government over a Decade after its Compilation|
|March 23, 2016||Volunteer Program|
|March 17, 2016||The Handing Over Ceremony of "the Project for Improvement of Road Construction and Maintenance in Rakhine State" held at Tounggup, Rakhine State|
|March 16, 2016||Completion and Handing over ceremony of the "Project for Rehabilitation of Baluchaung No.2 Hydropower Plant" grant provided by JICA|