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Press Release

October 24, 2017

JICA Donates Mapping Equipment Worth Over 490,000 USD

Ahead of the December completion of JICA's ‘Capacity Development Project for Digital Topographic Mapping', JICA donated equipment that was being utilized by the project to the Ethiopian Geospatial Information Agency (EGIA). The equipment, estimated at 55.8 million Japanese Yen (approx.13.6 million Ethiopian Birr) includes photogrammetry and GIS software, digital levelling equipment, a plotter and editing equipment among others.

At the official handover ceremony on October 24, 2018 Mr. Sultan Mohammed, Director General, EGIA, thanked the people and the Government of Japan for the highly valued technical training received by the Institution.

"Geospatial information is the foundation for development and we hope that the technical skills that were transferred, along with the digital equipment that was donated, will be the basis upon which Ethiopia can continue to develop and the optimal utilization of donated equipment is paramount importance" added Takeshi Matsuyama, Senior Representative, JICA Ethiopia.

In the next month, JICA experts will submit their final recommendations as well as a sustainable action plan which will guide the EGIA as it transitions from JICA's support.

Read more about the work that JICA has done with EGIA here:

PhotoMr. Takeshi Matsuyama, Senior Representative, JICA Ethiopia, donated geospatial equipment to Mr. Sultan Mohammed, Director General, Ethiopian Geospatial Information Agency.

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