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Press Release

January 18, 2014

JICA Bangladesh new Chief Representative arrives

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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is pleased to announce that Mr. Mikio Hataeda has been assigned as the new Chief Representative of JICA Bangladesh Office.

Mr. Hataeda joined the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF) in 1988, the then implementing agency of Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA) loan, starting his career by dealing with infrastructure projects in the Philippines and Papua New Guinea. His career in the South Asia region started when he was dispatched to OECF India Office in 1994, taking charge of project finding and supervision of ongoing projects. He performed from 2011 to 2013 the duty of Deputy Director General of South Asia Department of JICA which was reorganized in 2008 by merging all the modalities of Japan's ODA, namely technical cooperation, ODA loan, grant aid and volunteers. He superintended the whole operation in the region, particularly in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal.

He expresses that JICA Bangladesh Office keeps striving to assist the people of Bangladesh in exploring their enormous untapped potential, thereby further strengthening "kizuna" (ties) of the two countries which jointly aspire to peace and prosperity.

About JICA Bangladesh

JICA Bangladesh office was established in 1974. We implement a major part of Japan's ODA (Official Development Assistance) through technical cooperation, ODA loans, and grant aid in an integrated manner. Our focus areas are to (1) enhance economic activities through projects such as infrastructure (power and transportation), private sector and urban developments and (2) overcome social vulnerability through projects such as human (education and health) and rural development, governance, and disaster. JICA Volunteer is also one of our programs.

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