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FY2017

November

November 15, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Indonesia: Supporting port infrastructure for enhanced logistics functions and building industry-academia partnership facilities
November 14, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with the Philippines: Contributing to the mitigation of flood damage to industrial hubs through a flood control project
November 14, 2017 Distinguished Fellow Sadako Ogata Receives the Order of Rio Branco from the Government of Brazil
November 8, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Cuba: Providing agricultural machinery to increase rice production

October

October 30, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Ghana: Supporting the continuum of care for mothers and children from pregnancy and childbirth to child care with a national rollout of Mother and Child Health Handbooks
October 27, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Iraq: Building a base toward inclusive growth and supporting administrative and financial reform
October 25, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Laos: Contributing to improvements in the education environment in four central and southern provinces through secondary school facility infrastructure
October 25, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Myanmar: Supporting human resources development and the promotion of business partnerships between Japanese and Myanmar companies
October 23, 2017 Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with The Sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa: Furthering efforts to achieve the SDGs in Africa
October 23, 2017 JICA’s Cooperation in Bangladesh in Response to the Destabilized Situation in the Northern Part of Rakhine State, Myanmar
October 17, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Djibouti: Supporting stronger test well drilling capacity to unlock geothermal potential
October 13, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Zambia: Contributing to higher incomes through the promotion of farmer-based small-scale irrigation development
October 12, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Nicaragua: Contributing to improved logistics in an impoverished region through bridge construction
October 11, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Cambodia: Providing drainage facilities to contribute to the enhanced urban functionality of Phnom Penh
October 10, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Laos: Support for capacity enhancement for implementing rural development, particularly in the management and preservation of the Luang Prabang World Heritage Site
October 10, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Morocco: Support for the formulation of a strategy for proper waste management
October 5, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Paraguay: Contributing to the production of safe crops for export by improving the quality control system for crops produced by small-scale farmers
October 5, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Guinea: Contributing to an improved learning environment for children through the construction of primary and secondary schools
October 3, 2017 Joint Lead Managers of the 43rd JICA Bond (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bond)

September

September 28, 2017 The 13th JICA President Award Commendation
September 27, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Somalia: First new technical cooperation project in 26 years to improve the environment supporting youth employment and entrepreneurship
September 19, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with India: Contributing to regional stimulation through promoting international exchange and tourism in the cultural city of Varanasi
September 15, 2017 Presentation of Diplomas to Graduates of the Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program: Supporting the development of maritime safety and security officials in the ASEAN region
September 15, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Pakistan: Supporting the formulation of a national power grid development plan toward a stable power supply
September 15, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with India: Supporting human resource training, manufacturing and nation-building to open the way to a new era
September 8, 2017 Announcement of the 2018 round of admission of the “Japanese Initiative for the future of Syrian Refugees,” a scholarship program for Syrian refugees
September 8, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Armenia: Contributing to human safety in rural areas through the provision of fire trucks and fire-fighting equipment
September 1, 2017 JICA Launches JPY 20 Billion Non-Guaranteed Domestic Bond

August

August 31, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Vietnam: Supporting improvements to public sanitation through the provision of drainage and wastewater systems
August 31, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Pakistan: Supporting the formulation of an energy conservation strategy to fight climate change
August 30, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with El Salvador: Supporting local government capacity building for social development project implementation
August 25, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Mozambique: Contributing to improvements in the power supply in the capital through substation rehabilitation
August 24, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Fiji: Support for enhanced services at three major national hospitals
August 21, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Burkina Faso: Improving a bypass road to make trade more efficient and to promote regional economic integration
August 21, 2017 Providing Opportunities for Master’s Degrees in Japan for Future Reconstruction in Syria
August 17, 2017 Signing of Loan Agreement with Myanmar Japan Thilawa Development Ltd. for the Thilawa Special Economic Zone: Promoting investment climate and employment creation for socioeconomic development
August 16, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Iran: Supporting environmental conservation with resident participation and livelihood improvements in a mountainous region with serious sediment discharge
August 15, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Jordan: Improving the water distribution facilities to mitigate the water shortage in Balqa Governorate where many refugees live
August 14, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Guinea: Contributing to the supply of quality marine products and improving the livelihoods of fishing communities through artisanal fishing port facility infrastructure
August 14, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Macedonia: Supporting capacity building of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction
August 10, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Viet Nam: Mitigating flood disaster risk by providing forecast/warning systems and other equipment using Japanese technology
August 10, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Saint Lucia: Reconstructing bridges to contribute to transportation that is stable even during a natural disaster
August 8, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Cambodia: Expanding Sihanoukville Port to contribute to improvements to the logistics environment of Cambodia
August 7, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Iraq: Building a base toward inclusive growth
August 3, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Vietnam: Supporting the prevention of human trafficking and an enhanced system to assist victims through strengthening the operation of hotlines for fighting human trafficking

July

July 28, 2017 Fourth High-Level Dialogue between JICA and World Bank Group: Agreement to Collaborate on Private Sector Finance Mobilization towards the SDGs, Universal Health Coverage (UHC) and Nutrition
July 27, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation for Development Planning with Indonesia: Using Japan’s experience to support land subsidence measures in Jakarta
July 27, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Rwanda: Supporting Rwanda as an innovation powerhouse of Africa
July 27, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Independent State of Samoa Reconstructing Vaisigano Bridge to secure safe and disaster-resistant highway and strengthen the transportation capacity
July 25, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Madagascar: Rehabilitating the irrigation facilities in the southwest region of Alaotra Lake to contribute to an expanded rice production
July 20, 2017 Joint Lead Managers of the 42nd JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
July 19, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Vietnam: Supporting improvements to measures for vulnerabilities through the provision of saline water intrusion control facilities
July 18, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Tunisia: Contributing to a solution to the water shortage in a major metropolitan area with the second largest city in Tunisia through the construction of seawater desalination facilities
July 12, 2017 Signing of Private Sector Investment Finance Agreement (Project Financing) for constructing and operating the first FSRU in the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
July 10, 2017 First Meeting of the International Advisory Board
July 10, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Sri Lanka: Building infrastructure to reduce regional disparities through living environment improvements
July 6, 2017 JICA Becomes the First Entity in Japan to Be Accredited by the Green Climate Fund
July 5, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Kenya: Contributing to a mitigation in traffic congestion through road improvements in central Nairobi
July 5, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Kenya: Making goods distribution efficient through the construction of infrastructure for the Mombasa Port area, gateway to East Africa
July 3, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Tajikistan: Providing support for substation improvements to improve the power supply in the capital

June

June 30, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Sri Lanka: Providing meteorological observation radar systems and other equipment to improve rainfall observation capacity and mitigate damage caused by natural disasters
June 30, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Swaziland: Constructing secondary schools that accommodate children with disabilities to contribute to a learning environment inwhich all children attend mainstream schools
June 29, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Bangladesh: Provision of Japanese ODA loans on the largest scale for accommodating an increase in demand for electric power and public transportation and for raising rural incomes
June 29, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Malawi: Providing facilities and equipment to a four-year college to train qualified secondary school teachers, promoting high-quality secondary education
June 27, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Project with Indonesia: JICA’s first assistance for introducing a system of labor and social insurance attorneys
June 26, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Fiji: Supporting the introduction of hybrid power generation systems
June 22, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Honduras: Contributing to drinking water quality improvement through water supply facility improvements
June 22, 2017 JICA Launches JPY 20 Billion Non-Guaranteed Domestic Bonds in Two Tranches
June 21, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Costa Rica: Supporting a geothermal power plant project to mitigate the effects of climate change
June 19, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan with the African Development Bank Group: Providing financing for the private sector to support economic growth
June 12, 2017 New Textbooks Developed with JICA Technical Cooperation Delivered to Primary Schools throughout Myanmar
June 8, 2017 Equity acquisition in the Port Authority of Sihanoukville in Cambodia: Further strengthening JICA’s long-term support and promoting trade in Cambodia
June 7, 2017 Signing of Credit Agreement for the Non-Revenue Water Improvement Project in the West Zone of Metro Manila in the Philippines: Contributing to improvements to the water supply services in Metro Manila
June 7, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with Vietnam: Building infrastructure to strengthen international competitiveness
June 1, 2017 JICA’s Project for Strengthening National Strategy of Integrated Natural Disaster Risk Management in Brazil Receives the UN Sasakawa Award for Disaster Reduction

May

May 31, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Cameroon: Improvement of a section of an international corridor connecting Central African countries and stimulating the sub-regional distribution of goods
May 31, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Maldives: Introducing Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting-Terrestrial television services to reduce information disparities and improve disaster-preparedness
May 29, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Contributing to the fight against infectious diseases through the provision of facilities and equipment to the National Institute for Research and Biomedical
May 25, 2017 JICA Presented with the Rubén Darío Order of Cultural Independence, the Highest Honor of Nicaragua
May 24, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Laos: Supporting the production and sales promotion of safe agricultural products
May 23, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement for Jordan: Renovating and expanding a 40-year-old water distribution pipe network to support Jordan which is accepting Syrian refugees
May 17, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Haiti: Constructing elementary and secondary school facilities and providing school furniture to contribute to improvements in basic education quality and access
May 17, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Zambia: Contributing to improved access to health services in Lusaka, the capital city, through expanded hospital functions
May 12, 2017 Further Strengthening the Collaborative Relationship with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations while Focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals and New Initiatives in Africa
May 12, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Burkina Faso: Constructing new post-primary schools inareas near the capital with inadequate classrooms and improving the learning environment for children
May 11, 2017 10 Projects Selected for SATREPS - Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development
May 9, 2017 Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with the International LabourOrganization: Contributing to improvements in solid waste management in Pacific Island countries through a stronger partnership in the field of occupational safety and health in solid waste management and green jobs
May 8, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Pakistan: Contributing to the stabilization of the power supply in the capital region through a reinforced transmission line
May 8, 2017 Signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the Asian Development Bank: Strengthening a partnership in the health sector in Asia and Pacific Island countries with graying societies
May 8, 2017 Signing of Cooperation Memorandum with the International Finance Corporation: Promoting co-financing for the private sector in developing countries
May 8, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Egypt: Supporting the establishment of a high-quality,Japanese-style education system in the education and health sectors through study and training in Japan
May 8, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Uganda: Improving access to safe water through the construction of rural water supply facilities
May 2, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Tonga: Contributing to the stable supply of power with the installation of a wind power generation system
May 1, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Mozambique: Replacing three deteriorated bridges in the Nacala Corridor for efficient goods distribution

April

April 28, 2017 Establishment of the African Clean Cities Platform: Aiming to solve waste problems in Africa’s cities
April 25, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Myanmar: Rehabilitating deteriorating hydropower plants to provide a stable supply of power to Myanmar’s two most populous regions
April 24, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with South Africa: Supporting technician training in the field of water supply
April 24, 2017 Joint Lead Managers of the 40th and 41st JICA Bonds (Non-guaranteed Domestic Bonds)
April 21, 2017 JICA Launches Third Japanese Government Guaranteed Dollar Bonds
April 19, 2017 Signing of Record of Discussions with Ecuador for a Technical Cooperation Project: Supporting the development of communities resilient to earthquakes and tsunamis through the formulation of disaster risk reduction plans and the appropriate enforcement of building regulation management
April 11, 2017 JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka Holds Talks with Ghadzali Jaafar, Chair of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission of the Philippines
April 7, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Jamaica: Strengthening the capacity to respond to disasters through improvements to the disaster emergency communication system
April 4, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with the Philippines: Strengthening the rehabilitation system and policies for illegal drug users to mitigate the problem of illegal drugs
April 3, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Ghana: Providing road infrastructure to back economic growth and health sector financial support to expand health services
April 3, 2017 Private Sector Investment Finance: Tsetsii Wind Farm Project in Mongolia Wins Prize at the IJGlobal Awards 2016
April 3, 2017 Signing of Grant Agreement with Myanmar: Supporting health care and medical services through facility and equipment upgrades at a regional core medical center
April 3, 2017 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreements with India: Comprehensive support for further socioeconomic development in India over a wide range of fields

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