Press Releases

FY2016

December

December 9, 2016 The Detailed Design Study on the High Speed Railway Construction Project in India to Commence
December 9, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Ghana: Improving the transportation network with Japanese construction technologies and weathering steel

November

November 30, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Cambodia: Strengthening the transportation capacity and improving traffic through public bus procurement
November 17, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Sri Lanka: Improving access to safe drinking water in rural areas through construction of water supply infrastructure
November 16, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Senegal: Constructing desalination facilities and supporting expanded access to health care services for a better living environment
November 14, 2016 Release of JICA-JAXA Forest Early Warning System in the Tropics (JJ-FAST)
November 14, 2016 Joint Lead Managers of the 39th JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
November 10, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Côte d’Ivoire:Promoting the fisheries industry and improving the living environment for local residents through the construction of fisheries facilities
November 2, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Egypt: Contributing to economic development through infrastructure development support in the power and tourism sectors

October

October 26, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of the Philippines: Further strengthening the maritime safety capability of the Philippine Coast Guard
October 21, 2016 Signing of Joint Venture Agreement for Further Development of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ): Promoting investment of foreign companies in Myanmar through a public-private partnership
October 20, 2016 Signing of Investment Agreement for Off-Grid Solar Power Project in Sub-Saharan Africa: Making power services more accessible to the poor
October 18, 2016 Jordan closes its inaugural sovereign sukuk offering made in cooperation with the ICD and JICA
October 14, 2016 JICA Launches second Japanese Government Guaranteed Dollar Bonds
October 12, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Palau: Contributing to the development of the fisheries industry in Palau by stimulating giant clam cultivation
October 12, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Sudan: Constructing a water treatment plant and related facilities to provide a stable supply of safe water and improve public sanitation
October 11, 2016 The 12th JICA President Commendation
October 11, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Sri Lanka: Supporting reforms for private sector development, governance improvement and fiscal consolidation for sustainable economic growth
October 3, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Kingdom of Thailand: Alleviating traffic congestion in Bangkok and reducing the environmental burden

September

September 30, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Timor-Leste: Promoting passenger and cargo transportation efficiency through the relocation and expansion of a ferry terminal
September 29, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Cambodia: Improving the lives of local residents and stimulating economic activities by constructing a power network in the Southern Economic Corridor
September 28, 2016 Construction of Tsetsii Wind Farm at Tsogttsetsii soum, Umnugobi aimag, Mongolia
September 26, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Cuba: Supporting the provision of medical equipment to improve cancer diagnosis and treatment services
September 13, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Uganda: The Project for Improvement of Gulu Municipal Council Roads in Northern Uganda
September 12, 2016 JICA Expands Financing by Investing in Microfinance Fund for Women’s Empowerment through JICA’s Private Sector Investment Finance
September 7, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Palestinian Authority: Protecting a cultural property while promoting tourism through the construction of protective facilities for Hisham’s Palace in Jericho
September 2, 2016 JICA Launches JPY 35 Billion Non-Guaranteed Domestic Bonds in Two Tranches
September 1, 2016 Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with Saudi Fund for Development: Deepening cooperation for economic stability in developing countries

August

August 31, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Nepal: Providing aviation safety equipment at major airports to improve air transportation safety and efficiency
August 23, 2016 Providing Opportunities for Master’s Degree and Internships in Japan toward Solve Development Challenges in Pacific Island Countries: Foreign study program commences for leader development in Pacific Island countries
August 2, 2016 UNHCR and JICA launch Electricity Training programme for Syrian Refugees in Zaatari Refugee Camp

July

July 27, 2016 The Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers Receives the Ramon Magsaysay Award
July 27, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Egypt: Strengthening practical education at the Egypt-Japan University of Science and Technology through the provision of educational and research equipment
July 26, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Kiribati: Repairing an island lifeline causeway as disaster resilient infrastructure
July 13, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Rwanda: Stimulating regional economic activities through international trunk roadway improvements
July 12, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Laos: Supporting socioeconomic infrastructure through bridge repairs on the East-West Economic Corridor
July 12, 2016 Joint Lead Managers of the 37th and 38th JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
July 1, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Sri Lanka: Providing patrol boats to support stronger marine safety capacity for marine rescue, marine crime prevention and other operations

June

June 29, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Bangladesh
June 3, 2016 JICA Launches JPY 20 Billion Non-Guaranteed Domestic Bonds in Two Tranches
June 2, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Myanmar: Strengthening the capacity to fight foot-and-mouth disease to support stability and the development of the agricultural and livestock industry

May

May 30, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Viet Nam: Building infrastructure to strengthen international competitiveness and overcome vulnerabilities
May 30, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with El Salvador: Improving the capacity to mitigate and manage disaster risk, and providing speedy assistance for financing needs in the reconstruction stage
May 26, 2016 Third High Level Dialogue Between JICA and the World Bank Held; Sides Agree to Collaborate on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Disaster Risk Reduction, Resilient and Sustainable Cities, TICAD VI, Stabilization of MENA Region
May 20, 2016 JICA and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Agree on Further Strengthening Our Strategic Partnership: Promoting our partnership in the fields of global health and nutrition toward achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (2030 Agenda)
May 20, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Pakistan: Partnering with the Gates Foundation toward Eradicating Polio
May 19, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Sri Lanka: Stimulating agriculture in war-affected region and improving resident livelihoods through construction and procurement of equipment for the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Jaffna, which was forced to relocate during conflict
May 19, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Ghana: Constructing an advanced research center for infectious diseases at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research
May 16, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Republic of Djibouti: Providing construction, maintenance and management equipment to contribute to the stabilization of road transportation
May 11, 2016 14 Projects Selected for SATREPS - Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development -
May 10, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Nicaragua: Strengthening the health care service system with hospital construction and the provision of medical equipment
May 10, 2016 Signing of Grant Aid Agreement with Mauritania: Expanding the National School of Public Health and providing equipment to improve the training environment for nurses and midwives
May 2, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Supporting human resource development for business and industry by extending facilities and providing equipment to the National Institute of Professional Preparation in the country’s economic center/Katanga

April

April 28, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Tajikistan:Providing equipment for the proper maintenance of roads to make the flow of goods more efficient
April 21, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Panama: Supporting construction of the first monorail in Central America
April 18, 2016 JICA expands financing through IFC AMC Private Equity Fund to Support Private Enterprise in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Contributing to Job Creation for Socioeconomic Stability
April 15, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Togo: Building a new fishing port facility to maintain employment opportunities in the fishing industry, improve the goods distribution system and provide support to stimulate industry
April 11, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Tanzania: Contributing to sustainable economic growth through improvements to the business environment
April 11, 2016 Joint Lead Managers of the 35th and 36th JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
April 8, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Iraq: Supporting policy and system reform toward basic infrastructure for inclusive growth
April 4, 2016 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Viet Nam: Building infrastructure to strengthen international competitiveness and overcome vulnerabilities
April 1, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Micronesia: Providing diesel power generators and related equipment to support a stable supply of power
April 1, 2016 Signing of Grant Agreement with Benin: Developing new water sources and providing water supply facilities to improve access to safe water

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