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November 15, 2018

Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Palestine: Toward promoting industry in Palestine

photosigning ceremony

On November 11, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah for the Project for Industrial Promotion, a technical cooperation for development planning.

On the basis of the Corridor for Peace and Prosperity [1] concept advocated by the Government of Japan, the project aims to support sustainable development in Palestine by promoting the development of Jericho Agro Industrial Park (JAIP) and enhancing the business management capabilities of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Palestine.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Palestine
Project title The Industrial Promotion Project
Planned implementation period March 2019 to March 2022
Executing agency Ministry of National Economy; Palestinian Industrial Estates and Free Zones Authority; Federation of Palestinian Chambers of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture; Palestinian Federation of Industries
Target region Ramallah, Jerusalem, Jericho
Specific project details (provisional) The project aims to increase investments to the JAIP by: 1) reviewing the legal framework governing industrial zones, 2) reviewing and advancing agricultural and industrial zones in Jericho and developer business plans, and 3) developing a business advisory service system for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises.

1: The Corridor for Peace and Prosperity is a mid- to long-term initiative with the aims of promoting socioeconomic development in the Jordan Valley area through regional cooperation among the four parties of Japan, Israel, Palestine and Jordan and of promoting the economic independence of Palestine. The initiative was announced by former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi during a 2006 visit to Palestine.

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