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May 25, 2020

Signing of Grant Agreement with Nepal: Providing a Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto and contributing to the strengthening of disaster resilience

On May 25, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of Nepal inKathmandu, to provide grant aid of up to 1.17 billion yen for the Project for the Development of Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto.

This project aims to reduce damages from natural disasters by developing a Digital Elevation Model (*1) and providing Orthophoto (*2) in the Southern part of Nepal. Through this, the project is expected to contribute to achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Goals 9 and 11.

*1 A representation of the topography in digital format. The map will normally divide the area into rectangular pixels and store the elevation of each pixel.
*2 A computer-generated image of an aerial photograph in which displacements (distortions) caused by terrain relief and camera tilts are removed.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Nepal
Project title The Development of Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto
Planned implementation period 24 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Survey Department, Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation
Target region, facilities Southern Nepal (the western area of Tarai)
Specific project details (provisional) (1)Procurement and installation of a Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto, data browsing computers, drones for aerial photography, software, etc.
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance and procurement supervision (capacity development of the operation and management of a Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto, and enhancing the framework of utilization)

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