November 27, 2009
A Japanese expert helps in vegetable grafting techniques in China/ JICA
JICA President Mrs. Sadako Ogata begins a weeklong visit to China Sunday (November 29) during which she will visit various JICA related projects, liaise with state and local officials and deliver a commemorative lecture at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
Mrs. Ogata, who last visited China three years ago, flies to Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province before moving to Changchun, capital of Jilin Province. She will meet provincial officials and view several projects which received help through Japan’s Official Development Assistance (ODA) while also holding meetings with local staff, personnel who have participated in JICA training courses and Japanese experts.
In Beijing, she will meet with senior government officials, deliver a 'Global Vision’ Lectures in Tsinghua University, before ending her visit December 5 by visiting a JICA project helping to improve the capital’s environment.
The latest scientific testing techniques help in the fight against desertification in China/ JICA
JICA has been involved in China since 1979, helping in the country’s rapid economic development and some of the problems associated with that growth such as regional economic disparities, growing environmental problems, the spread of infectious diseases and delays in the development of social and economic infrastructure.
The organization’s current activities emphasize three priority areas to help combat global problems such as environmental pollution and the rapid spread of diseases, sound governance measures as the country makes the transition to a market economy and promotion of mutual understanding.