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FY2022

January

January 26, 2023 Support Through JICA-funded “LEAP” (Private Sector Investment Finance): Assisting the expansion of a container terminal in Mumbai, India
January 25, 2023 The two first-ever Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers to be dispatched to Georgia greeted the Ambassador of Georgia to Japan: Georgia becomes the 99th country to host JOCV activities
January 23, 2023 Signing of loan agreement for "Green Finance Promotion Project" in Bangladesh (Private Sector Investment Finance): Contributing to climate-change mitigation and the improvement of environmental issues
January 18, 2023 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Iraq: Contributing to economic development by increasing the supply of high-quality oil products to the domestic market through the upgrading of the Basrah Refinery
January 16, 2023 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Malawi: Developing a mechanism to ensure quality learning at the primary level
January 13, 2023 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with India: Promoting business linkages between Japan and India
January 13, 2023 Signing of Record of Discussions with Türkiye for a Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS): Supporting Research into Strengthening the Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases
January 13, 2023 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Cambodia: Contributing to improved access to safe water through the formulation of The Urban Water Supply Development Guide
January 12, 2023 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Palau: Establishing an Eco-Friendly Transportation System
January 10, 2023 Signing of Grant Agreement with the International Organization for Migration: Contributing to the dissemination of the “community policing” model in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
January 4, 2023 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Senegal: Support for the improvement of primary and lower secondary education
January 4, 2023 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Mongolia: Project for strengthening the self-reliance support system by focusing on the creation of job opportunities for people in need
January 4, 2023 Support through JICA-funded "LEAP" : Financing of health care project by private operators in Uzbekistan

December

December 28, 2022 Signing of a loan agreement for the Ninh Thuan Province onshore wind power project in Vietnam (Private Sector Investment Finance):Contributing to climate change mitigation through a renewable energy project
December 27, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Senegal: Contributing to the improved safety and increased value of Senegalese fishery products through the construction of the National Analysis Laboratory
December 27, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Egypt: construction of a new metro to meet the transportation demand and mitigate traffic congestion
December 23, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with UNHCR for Afghanistan: Contributing to the improvement of the living environment in the hosting areas of internally displaced persons and returnees in Southern Afghanistan
December 22, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Sierra Leone: Contributing to the stable and efficient distribution of electricity in non-electrified areas through the construction of a substation and transmission network
December 22, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Côte d’Ivoire: Contributing to the response to the food security crisis through realizing a resilient agricultural system.
December 21, 2022 Signing of Investment Agreement for “Impact Investment Promotion Project” in Nepal (Private Sector Investment Finance): Supporting industrial development, employment creation, and renewable energy development through investment in Dolma Impact Fund II
December 16, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Nigeria: Contributing to the stabilization of the electricity supply in Lagos and Ogun states through the development of power-transmission and substation networks
December 16, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Cuba: Facilitating coordination among water users, and promoting sustainable water use and conservation
December 15, 2022 Signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat: Contributing to the Improvement of the Trade Environment and the Development of Industry
December 13, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Nepal: Career development and entrepreneurship support for returnees from Japan
December 13, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Zambia: Contributing to an increase in rice production through the development of rice-seed production facilities
December 12, 2022 Signing of a loan agreement for the "Waste to Energy and Waste Treatment Project in Binh Duong Province" (Private Sector Investment Finance): Contributing to the circular economy and a reduction in the risk of environmental pollution
December 9, 2022 JICA Launches JPY 10 Billion Non-Guaranteed Domestic Bonds
December 9, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Ukraine: Contributing to uninterrupted delivery of accurate, impartial, and fair information
December 9, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Jordan: Contributing to sustainable and stable energy sector through budget support
December 7, 2022 Support through JICA-funded “LEAP” (Private Sector Investment Finance): Supporting Rural Connectivity in the Southern Philippines
December 7, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Rwanda: Contributing to the provision of a stable water supply for the residents of Kigali City through the construction of water-supply facilities
December 6, 2022 President Tanaka receives the Order of the Polar Star from the Government of Mongolia for JICA’s Contribution to the Development of the Country
December 5, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Sri Lanka: Support for women’s economic empowerment
December 5, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Cambodia: Project for Improvement of Cyber Resilience
December 1, 2022 Signing of a Loan Agreement for the Kom Ombo Solar Power Project in Egypt (Private Sector Investment Finance): Contributing to climate change mitigation by increasing the 500 MW renewable energy supply

November

November 29, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Uganda: ICT human resource development and corporate/entrepreneurial support to promote the ICT industry and create new jobs
November 28, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Projects with Türkiye: Supporting urban resilience in Türkiye in the field of disaster risk reduction
November 28, 2022 Joint Lead Managers of the 71st JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
November 16, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Moldova: Contributing to the improvement of medical services for Moldova, receiving displaced Ukrainian citizens, through the provision of medical equipment
November 15, 2022 Execution of the Funded Activity Agreement with the Green Climate Fund on the Maldivian Project: Promoting coastal conservation measures to respond to the climate crisis
November 15, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreements with Cambodia: Contributing to the improvement of the safe-water-supply capacity, the promotion of demining and UXO countermeasures, and the management of medical waste
November 11, 2022 JICA President Tanaka Visited Mongolia
November 11, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Saint Lucia: Recovering functions of the Choiseul Fishing Port and contributing to the development of the fisheries sector
November 10, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Thailand: Support for capacity building for property valuation operations
November 10, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with South Africa: Support for Trade Facilitation in the Southern Africa Region
November 9, 2022 Renewal of the Memorandum of Cooperation with UNICEF: For the achievement of the SDGs - focusing on the fields of health, nutrition, and education - and the realization of human security
November 7, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Madagascar: Contributing to the improvement of agricultural productivity through the development of rice-seed production fields and facilities
November 1, 2022 Signing of the Grant Agreement with UNICEF for Afghanistan: Contributing to the prevention of infectious diseases including COVID-19 through a partnership with UNICEF

October

October 31, 2022 Joint Lead Managers of the 70th JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
October 28, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Laos: Contributing to the sustainable development of the World Heritage town of Luang Prabang through urban transport improvement
October 28, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Republic of Ecuador: Contributing to economic and social stability to support poor and vulnerable people through the COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan
October 19, 2022 Support through JICA-funded “LEAP” (Private Sector Investment Finance): Georgia's first green bond to be locally listed
October 13, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with India: Project for Station Area Development along Selected Stations of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project
October 12, 2022 “Action Plan to Eliminate Child Labour in the Cocoa Industry” by the Platform for Sustainable Cocoa in Developing Countries
October 12, 2022 Botswana celebrates the end of analog TV broadcasting: the first complete transition to Japanese standards of digital terrestrial broadcasting.
October 4, 2022 JICA President Tanaka visits the U.S.: Strengthening partnerships with the U.S. and multilateral organizations to overcome compound crises and achieve the SDGs
October 4, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Mongolia: Project for Development of Human Resources in Cybersecurity
October 3, 2022 Signing of a loan agreement for the Project for promoting financial inclusion of low-income population in Thailand (Private Sector Investment and Finance)

September

September 29, 2022 Conclusion of a Statement of Intent with JETRO, UNDP and UNIDO to Boost Support for Business Partnerships and Investment in Africa
September 29, 2022 The 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD8): Sharing JICA's efforts in Africa, a continent facing complex crises
September 27, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Bhutan: Contributing to the strengthening of infectious disease measures in Bhutan through the construction of a hospital specializing in such diseases and the provision of medical equipment
September 22, 2022 JICA President Tanaka visits the U.S.: Strengthening partnerships with the U.S. and multilateral organizations to overcome compounding crises and achieve the SDGs
September 22, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Nepal: Contributing to the stable and efficient distribution of electricity in urban areas through improvement of the transmission and distribution system
September 22, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Nepal: Contributing to the improvement of agricultural productivity through rehabilitation of irrigation facilities in the Eastern Terai area
September 21, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Republic of Mozambique: Improving Quality and Accessibility of Maternal Health Care by Constructing Neonatal Wards
September 16, 2022 JICA Launches JPY 20.5 Billion Non-Guaranteed Domestic Bonds in Two Tranches
September 9, 2022 JICA and Microsoft Japan Sign Comprehensive Partnership Agreement ~Promoting DX initiatives to create a resilient and sustainable society in which everyone can achieve diverse well-being~
September 9, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with El Salvador: Contributing to enhanced transportation capacity and economic development through construction of a bypass.
September 8, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Palau: Improving the sustainability of the power supply through the development of a power transmission network
September 8, 2022 Renewal of the Memorandum of Cooperation with the International Finance Cooperation: Promoting co-financing for the private sector in developing countries
September 6, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Egypt: Further support for enhanced services to improve the livelihood of small-scale farmers
September 5, 2022 Signing of a Loan Agreement for Zarafshan Wind Farm Project in Uzbekistan (Private Sector Investment Finance): Contributing to promotion of renewable energy and improvement of electricity supply-and-demand situation
September 2, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Laos: Integrated Energy Master Plan towards Sustainable Carbon Neutral Society

August

August 30, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Uzbekistan: Contributing to Export and Employment Promotion by Strengthening Horticulture Value Chain
August 29, 2022 National Road No.1, Closely Connecting Dili and Baucau, Opens Under Timor-Leste’s First Loan Project
August 19, 2022 Signing of Investment agreement for “Fintech Start-ups Growing Support Project” (Private Sector Investment Finance):Supporting startup companies working to expand financial access in developing regions in Africa and Asia
August 16, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Timor-Leste: Contributing to the rehabilitation of basic infrastructure and agricultural facilities damaged by floods
August 10, 2022 Joint Lead Managers of the 68th and 69th JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
August 8, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Cambodia: Expanding Sihanoukville Port through the construction of new container terminals to contribute to the improvement of the logistics environment in Cambodia
August 4, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with FAO for Afghanistan: Contributing to the enhancement of agricultural productivity as well as the improvement of farmers’ livelihoods
August 4, 2022 JICA President Tanaka visited Bangladesh
August 3, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Pakistan:Contributing to improve the sewerage and drainage services in Multan City
August 3, 2022 Signing of a Loan Agreement for Garadagh Solar Power Project in Azerbaijan (Private Sector Investment Finance): Contributing to achievement of the Paris Agreement goals and promotion of renewable energy in the oil-producing country
August 1, 2022 Signing of Investment Agreement for “Bangladesh Special Economic Zone Development Project” (Private Sector Investment Finance): Supporting Japanese Companies' Expansion into Bangladesh and Industrial Sophistication
August 1, 2022 Dispatch of Health Care Expert to Moldova: Toward the Development of Maintenance and Management System for Medical Equipment – Contribution to Supporting Displaced Ukrainians –

July

July 28, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with UNICEF for Burkina Faso: Supporting the improvement of education access and quality through the construction of lower-secondary schools
July 26, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with India: Contributing to economic development through construction of first high-speed rail in India
July 15, 2022 JICA Launches JPY 24 Billion Peacebuilding Bonds (Non-Guaranteed Domestic Bonds) in Two Tranches
July 15, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Contributing to logistics stabilization through improving the Container Terminal of the Port of Matadi
July 6, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Morocco: Contributing to the Improvement of Learning Environment of Basic Education in Morocco through the provision of budget support
July 4, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Jordan: Promoting the Artificial Intelligence Ecosystem

June

June 28, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Bangladesh: Contributing to economic growth and improvement of the urban environment under the Bay of Bengal Industrial Growth Belt initiative, and assisting host communities of displaced people from Rakhine State, Myanmar
June 28, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Peru: Contributing to improve environmental quality in Peru through closure of existing open dumping sites and improvement of solid waste management system
June 28, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Moldova: Contributing to the safety of residents through the provision of firefighting equipment
June 21, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Kenya: Contributing to improve the investment environment for the Special Economic Zone in Mombasa, a gateway to East Africa
June 20, 2022 Opening Ceremony for Ship International Hospital Held in Bangladesh: Contributing to the improvement of local medical services through Japanese expertise
June 20, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Ukraine: Supporting the improvement of the Ukrainian Government’s financial management
June 17, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Senegal: Support for the Government of Senegal’s efforts to attain Universal Health Coverage and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic
June 10, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Ghana: Contributing to quality improvement of referral system and maternal and child health through development of hospital facilities
June 10, 2022 Joint Lead Managers of Peacebuilding Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
June 9, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to peace and social stability in Mindanao through the rebuilding of a vocational training center for the improvement of socioeconomic infrastructure

May

May 27, 2022 Signing of a Loan Agreement for Rural Area Agricultural Sector Supporting Project in Cambodia(Private Sector Investment Finance) : Improving Access to Finance for the Agriculture Sector
May 26, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Côte d’Ivoire: Contributing to the COVID-19 crisis response, realizing a resilient health system, and strengthening transmission lines for stability of the power supply
May 25, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Bhutan: Budgetary support with COVID-19 crisis response in Bhutan
May 24, 2022 Dispatch of Needs Assessment Survey Team (third survey team) to Moldova to assess the needs for humanitarian and medical assistance for the displaced Ukrainians
May 24, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Viet Nam: Strengthening Disaster and Climate Change Countermeasures with Earth Observation Satellite
May 23, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Indonesia: Supporting port development to strengthen Jakarta's logistics capacity and contribute to the deepening of Japan-Indonesia relations
May 20, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with UNICEF for Afghanistan: Contributing to stronger infectious diseases prevention through UNICEF partnership
May 20, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Thailand: Contributing to resilient health systems through improved border measures
May 19, 2022 JICA Launches Seventh Japanese Government Guaranteed Dollar Bonds
May 19, 2022 Twelve Projects Selected for SATREPS (Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development)
May 18, 2022 Signing a loan agreement for the “Project for Affordable Housing Finance for Low-Middle Income Households”(Private Sector Investment Finance) : Improving housing loan access for low-Middle income households
May 16, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Ukraine: Financial support for Ukraine, which is facing an economic crisis caused by the military invasion
May 11, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Sri Lanka: Support for capacity development on oil spill incident management
May 10, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with South Sudan:Supporting the replacement of four bridges in Juba to improve transportation accessibility and logistics
May 9, 2022 Palau International Airport Terminal now fully open:Utilizing Japan’s expertise in airport operations to help develop Palau's tourism industry
May 6, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Thailand: Contributing to COVID-19 crisis response in Thailand through providing budget support

April

April 27, 2022 Signing of a loan agreement for the Smart Ferry project along Chao Phraya River in Thailand (Private Sector Investment Finance)
April 26, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to COVID-19 crisis response in the Philippines through providing budget support
April 18, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Iraq: Capacity Development for Agriculture Research Stations in the Kurdistan Region and Improvement of Agricultural Technology
April 14, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with India: Support for the Improvement of Power Supply in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
April 14, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Bangladesh: Support for improving the investment environment with regional expansion and improvement of One Stop Service at Economic Zones
April 13, 2022 Dispatch of Needs Assessment Survey Team (second survey team) to Moldova to assess the needs for humanitarian and medical assistance for the displaced Ukrainians
April 13, 2022 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with South Africa: Support for Quality and Productivity Improvement of Enterprises through KAIZEN
April 7, 2022 Signing of a loan agreement to support COVID-19 responses in Africa (Private Sector Investment and Finance)
April 1, 2022 Ending of ODA Projects in China

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