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October 1, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Bolivia:Contributing to regional development through road improvements to the largest agricultural area in Bolivia

photosigning ceremony

On September 28, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Plurinational State of Bolivia in Santa Cruz to provide grant aid of up to 4.249 billion yen for the Project for Okinawa Road Improvement.

This project will pave a road, replace a bridge, construct drainage facilities and carry out other such improvements between two Japanese-Bolivian communities in Okinawa, Santa Cruz Department, the largest agricultural region of Bolivia. It is expected that the project will promote the regional development of Santa Cruz Department by ensuring safe and smooth transportation between both communities and improving access to Santa Cruz de la Sierra, a major economic metropolitan area.

The year 2019 will be the 120th anniversary of Japanese immigration to Bolivia and the 65th anniversary of the creation of Okinawa, a colony of Japanese immigrants. For the community, these road improvements are a long-held wish and speedy completion of the project is hoped for.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Plurinational State of Bolivia
Project title The Project for Okinawa Road Improvement
Planned implementation period 50 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Secretary of Public Works and Territorial Regulation, Santa Cruz Department
Target region, facilities Okinawa, Santa Cruz Department
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Facility improvements
Okinawa Road pavement (length: 19.1 kilometers, lanes: two), sidewalk construction (two locations), road markings (all lanes), intersection improvements (two locations), crossing road and access road construction, bridge replacement (length: 30 meters) and drainage improvement works (roadside ditches, culverts and other drainage facilities) on Okinawa Road
(2) Consulting services


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