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FY2011

March

March 30, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
–Assistance balanced between urban infrastructure for propelling growth and rural living improvements–
March 30, 2012Signing of ODA Loan Agreements with the Republic of the Philippines
–Assistance for Growth through Infrastructure and Overcoming Vulnerability–
March 30, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Republic of Peru
–Contributing to poverty reduction in the Amazon and the Sierra region–
March 29, 2012Signing of a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Kingdom of Cambodia
–Water Supply Improvement to Contribute to the Development of the City of Tourism–
March 29, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Government of India
–Utilizing Japanese expertise on Railways, climate change counter measures and biodiversity conservation–
March 28, 2012Signing of Memorandum with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) for Drought Relief Aid
March 28, 2012Signing of ODA Loan Agreements with the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
–Japanese Technology to be used for Balanced Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Economic Development–
March 22, 2012Signing of a Grant Aid Agreement with the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam
–Developing automated customs clearance systems with advanced Japanese technology to facilitate trade and improve the business climate in Viet Nam–
March 21, 2012Signing of Private Sector Investment Finance (PSIF) Agreement with the First MicroFinance Bank Limited- Pakistan
–Assisting microfinance operations and promoting access to finance in Pakistan–
March 20, 2012Signing of a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Lao People's Democratic Republic
–First project-type loan in 7 years to enhance economic growth in Laos by building a transmission line network–
March 19, 2012Signing of a Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Arab Republic of Egypt
–The first ODA loan for Egypt after the "Arab Spring" "Greater Cairo Metro Line No.4 Phase 1 Project"–
March 19, 2012Signing of the First Japanese ODA Loan to Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste
–Supporting Enhancing Economic Activities and Graduation from "Reconstruction Stage"–
March 13, 2012First Economic Census Completed in the Kingdom of Cambodia
March 12, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with Mongolia
–Assistance for new social welfare measures–
March 12, 2012USAID and Japan International Cooperation Agency Cooperate on Supporting Water Development in Africa
March 8, 2012Aga Khan Development Network and the Japan International Cooperation Agency Deepen Partnership in Asia and Africa
March 2, 2012Workshop Held on International Input-Output Tables in Beijing, China –
–Success in collaboration with the National Bureau of Statistics of China
March 1, 2012Challenges and Future Vision for the Development of Myanmar Discussed in Nay Pyi Taw

February

February 27, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Republic of Uzbekistan
–Assisting Uzbekistan and neighboring countries including Afghanistan through enhanced railroad transportation capacity–
February 27, 20122nd Joint Seminar among China Eximbank, KEXIM-EDCF, NEDA
–Green Growth Before Rio+20 Discussed–
February 23, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with Federative Republic of Brazil
–Supporting efficient water resource use in São Paulo State with the largest water and sanitation company in Latin America–
February 17, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Republic of Tunisia
–First post-revolution Japanese ODA loan, toward regional disparity correction and creation of employment–
February 10, 2012Japan and Turkey Link Arms to Support Social and Economic Development Assistance in the Region
–Promoting cooperation in developing country assistance to places such as Afghanistan–

January

January 30, 2012Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the Third Quarter of 2011
January 25, 2012Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the People's Republic of Bangladesh
–Building on success of technical cooperation, providing the first Japanese ODA loan to improve maternal, neonatal and child health–
January 17, 2012JICA Resumes Activities in Somalia after 21 Years
–Study on water supply, sanitation and hygiene for internally displaced persons and affected host communities in Mogadishu, Somalia–
January 13, 2012President Ogata Receives "20 Years of Independence of the Republic of Kazakhstan" from the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan
January 10, 2012Eight Projects Proposed by the Private Sector Selected for the Preparatory Survey for PPP Infrastructure
–Public and Private Sectors Work on Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries–

December

December 28, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with Malaysia
–Assisting the Establishment of Undergraduate and Graduate Institutions for Japanese-style Engineering Education–
December 12, 2011Joint Statement on the new AusAID-JICA Partnership for International Development Cooperation
–AusAID and JICA sign the Memorandum of Understanding for further cooperation–

November

November 24, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Republic of Serbia
–First Japanese ODA Loan for Serbia Aims for Environmental Improvements through Construction of a Flue Gas Desulphurization Plant–
November 11, 2011First Project Signed for Private Sector Investment Finance since Program Resumed
–Assisting with the Training of Industrial Human Resources in Vietnam–
November 2, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
–Supporting Sustainable Development through Climate Change Measures and Economic Growth–

October

October 25, 2011Comprehensive Partnership Agreement Signed with the City of Yokohama
–Strengthening cooperation to solve urban problems in developing regions–
October 24, 2011Bridge to the Future for Afghanistan and Japan
–47 Afghan Students in Japanese Universities Bearing the Role of Nation-Building–
October 21, 2011Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the Second Quarter of FY 2011
October 18, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with African Development Bank
–Aiming for a Vibrant Africa by Accelerating Economic Growth Led by the Private Sector–
October 12, 2011IMF-JICA High-Level Conference Discussed How to Achieve Sustainable Growth in Low-Income Asia
October 12, 2011First Collaboration with MUJI
–Products made by Producers in JICA’s One Village One Product Projects Sold as Christmas Gifts Around the World–
October 11, 201113 Projects Selected in BoP Business Survey
–Supporting BoP Business Project Development in Asia and Africa–

September

September 29, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
–Assistance for Urgent Rehabilitation in Regions Affected by Massive Floods–
September 15, 2011JICA Launches JPY 15 Billion 15-year Zaito Domestic Bond and 5 Billion 30-year Zaito Domestic Bond
September 12, 2011Strategic Cooperation Agreement Concluded on International Cooperation with Sophia University
–Aiming to improve international cooperation quality and to develop academic research and education–
September 5, 2011JICA's First Case of Public-Private Partnership Training in collaboration with TERUMO Corporation
–Using TERUMO's Catheterization devises to Improve Medical Technology in Mexico–

August

August 29, 2011JICA and UNRWA Sign on Comprehensive MOU and Project Agreement on the Water Project in Southern Lebanon
August 23, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Kingdom of Cambodia
—Supporting agricultural production increase in impoverished regions in West Tonle Sap through the rehabilitation of irrigation facility infrastructure—
August 18, 2011The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Announce Partnership on Polio Eradication
—4.9 billion Japanese Yen (JPY) loan from JICA to support polio eradication in Pakistan through 2013—
August 15, 2011Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the First Quarter of FY 2011
August 15, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
—Contributing to Global Polio Eradication—
August 9, 2011Conclusion of grant contract with the Republic of Kenya for the Project for Rural Water Supply (Phase II)
—One example of JICA's support for the "Horn of Africa" struggling with drought—
August 8, 2011Lead Manager of 8th and 9th JICA Bond (Zaito Domestic Bond)
August 5, 2011Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with BRAC to Facilitate Collaboration
—Promotion of Rice Production in Africa and Social Development in Developing Countries—
August 3, 2011Inauguration of Office in Baghdad, the Capital of Iraq to Support Self-Sustaining Development in Iraq

July

July 29, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Kingdom of Morocco
—Attenuating Regional Disparities and Reducing Poverty through Rural Infrastructure and Access to Safe Water—
July 29, 2011A Workshop Held on PPP Infrastructure Development in Vietnam and on Support for Financing Mechanisms
July 25, 2011Commencement of appraisal of projects to be implemented through pilot approach in JICA's Private Sector Investment Finance
July 7, 2011"Master Plan Study for Establishing Metropolitan Priority Area for Investment and Industry (MPA) in JABODETABEK Area" Under Way
—A Comprehensive Infrastructure Development Plan of Jakarta Metropolitan Area for Year 2020 being Formulated through Public Private Partnership—

June

June 23, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with Kingdom of Bhutan
—Supporting Economic Development and Poverty Reduction through Electrical Distribution Network Infrastructure in Remote Locations—
June 22, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Republic of Turkey
—Improving the Environment in Rapidly Developing Turkey—
June 20, 2011Eight Projects Proposed by the Private Sector Selected for the Preparatory Survey for PPP Infrastructure
—Public and Private Sectors Work on Infrastructure Projects in Developing Countries—
June 16, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with the Government of India
—Improving the investment climate in quickly growing India and supporting the promotion of new and renewable energy and energy conservation projects leveraging Japanese experience—
June 15, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam
–Support for Transportation Infrastructure to Promote Economic Growth in Central and Southern Vietnam–
June 9, 2011JICA Launches JPY 20 Billion 20-year Zaito Domestic Bond

May

May 19, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the United Republic of Tanzania
—Contributing to economic growth and reducing poverty through ongoing financial assistance and policy formulation—
May 18, 2011Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the People's Republic of Bangladesh
—JICA provides largest ever loan assistance to accelerate social development and economic growth in Bangladesh—

April

April 25, 2011Lead Manager of 7th JICA Bond (zaito domestic bond)
April 20 , 2011Countermeasures towards Global Issues through Science and Technology Research Partnership (SATREPS)
April 15 , 2011Summary of Grant Aid Agreements for the Forth Quarter of FY 2010

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