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December 4, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Paraguay: Supporting efficient transportation in the Paraguay River Basin with the procurement of a dredger

photosigning ceremony

On December 2, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of Paraguay in Asuncion to provide grant aid of up to 2.7 billion yen for the Project for Procurement of Dredging Equipment for Paraguay River.

The project will provide a dredger, support vessels and other equipment to remove sediment accumulated in the Paraguay River Basin and maintain a navigation route. It is expected that these efforts will improve the dredging capacity on the Paraguay River, ensure a year-round navigation route and promote infrastructure development within South America.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of Paraguay
Project title The Project for Procurement of Dredging Equipment for Paraguay River
Planned implementation period 45 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Administración Nacional de Navegación y Puertos (National Administration of Navigation and Ports in English)
Target region, facilities The Paraguay River Basin
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Equipment procurement
One cutter suction dredger, one tugboat, one support vessel, one work pontoon, one lodging barge, two motorboats
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision


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