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July 31, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Indonesia: Contributing to the Fisheries Activities in Outer Islands by developing Fishing Port Facilities and Fish Markets

photosigning ceremony

On July 31, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta, to provide grant aid of up to 2.5 billion yen for“Programme for the Development of Fisheries Sector in Outer Islands”.

The programme will provide fiscal support for the development of fishing port facilities on outlying islands by the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries of Indonesia to establish and improve fishing port facilities and fish markets on six outer islands near the national border. Small-scale fishermen will be able to use the fishing ports, which will be equipped with cold storage facilities and ice production facilities. This initiative is expected to contribute to the stimulation of the local fishing industry and to improvements to living standards of coastal communities through higher added value in fishery products and better fishery product distribution outside of the islands.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of Indonesia
Project title Programme for the Development of Fisheries Sector in Outer Islands
Planned implementation period 38 months
Executing agency Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries
Target region, facilities Fishing Port Facilities and Fish Markets in Sabang (Aceh province), Natuna (Riau Islands province), Morotai (North Maluku province), Saumlaki (Maluku province), Moa (Maluku province), Biak (Papua province)
Specific project details (provisional) Fiscal assistance for the establishment and rehabilitation of fishing port facilities (including mooring space, cold storage facilities, ice production facilities and basic infrastructure) and markets, formulation of facility design and operation guidelines, other


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