History of JICA Bangladesh Office

March, 1973 Signing of the Exchange of Note of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV)
Program and JOCV representative office in Bangladesh established
August, 1973 First JOCV dispatch to Bangladesh
March, 1974 First Loan to Bangladesh
April, 1974 Overseas Technical Cooperation Agency ( OTCA) Bangladesh Office established
August, 1974 JICA Bangladesh office established
April, 1988 Merging JOCV representative office in Bangladesh to JICA Bangladesh Office
October, 1988 Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF) Dhaka Office established
October, 1999 Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) established by merging OECF and Export-Import Bank of Japan (JEXM)
December, 2002 Signing of the Exchange of Note of Technical Cooperation Program
Signing of the Exchange of Note of Senior Volunteers (SV) program
April, 2004 First SV dispatch to Bangladesh
October, 2008 New JICA launched by merging JICA and JBIC
March, 2010 Exceeding 1,000 JVs dispatched
March, 2012 A total of 570.21 billion JPY (≒5,588 million USD) disbursed for ODA loan
August, 2013 40th Anniversary of JOCV dispatched
March, 2016 A total of 747.38 billion JPY(≒7,327 million USD) disbursed for ODA loan
June, 2016 The largest scale of 173.538 billion JPY for 6 ODA loan projects signed

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