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News Letter

FY 2022

April - July 2022 (PDF/733KB)

  • Signing of Memorandum of Cooperation with International Solar Alliance
  • JICA organizes Procurement and Disbursement Seminar under Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) Loan 2022
  • JICA supports India for Capacity Development on Railway Safety
  • On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, JICA commits to make construction sites safer, appoints MASUDA Koji as Construction Safety Advisor
  • On International Nurses Day, JICA reiterates commitment towards making the healthcare sector a safer area for nurses
  • On International Day for Biological Diversity, JICA reiterates its commitment to develop a way of support for biodiversity conservation in Tamil Nadu

FY 2021

January - March 2022 (PDF/1.30MB)

  • First Orthotropic Steel Deck (OSD) Erected in Package 1 of JICA funded ‘The Mumbai Trans Harbour Link (MTHL) Bridge project
  • The Contract for 237.1 km long Track package of Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project has been signed
  • Hon'ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi celebrates inauguration of JICA's project on pollution abatement of Mula-Mutha rivers in Pune
  • JICA, MoRTH hold final JCC meeting on capacity development project of highways in mountainous regions
  • JICA, MoRTH sign agreement for capacity development for resilient mountainous highways in India
  • Declaration of strategic partnership between Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and SBICAP Ventures Ltd (SVL) for private sector
  • JICA signs grant agreement of 4 billion Yen (INR 250 crores approx.) with the Government of India for the ‘Project for the Improvement of Power Supply in Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • JICA extends ODA loan of INR 2942 crores for project to strengthen Assam's Health System
  • JICA extends ODA Loan of INR 7517 crores for the Dedicated Freight Corridor Project (Phase 2) (III)
  • JICA extends ODA Loan of INR 4710 crores for Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase 2 (II)
  • JICA extends ODA loan of INR 680 crore for Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Conservation and Greening Project for Climate Change Response
  • JICA extends ODA loan of INR 413 crores for the Uttarakhand Integrated Horticulture Development Project
  • JICA extends ODA loan of INR 2391 crores for Bengaluru Water Supply and Sewerage Project (Phase 3)
  • JICA extends ODA Loan of INR 1492 crores to India for the North-East Road Network Connectivity Improvement Project (Phase 6)
  • On International Education Day: JICA shares its plans to strengthen and upskill the Indian Youth and contribute to the collective wellbeing of the society
  • On National Cleanliness Day, JICA marks one-year of the Achhi Aadat Campaign impacting more than 30 million beneficiaries in 15 states in India
  • World Water Day 2022: JICA promises to deliver funding solutions to tackle groundwater depletion across India
  • JICA commissions intervention research with PwC to further strengthen its commitment to gender equality in India

July - December 2021 (Issue51 (PDF/1.73MB))

  • Opening Ceremony of the Varanasi International Cooperation and Convention Centre
  • DMRC unveils JICA funded Trilokpuri section ensuring seamless travel in Delhi after conquering the obstacles during Covid-19
  • Safety Management Seminar for JICA Supported Western Dedicated Freight Corridor Project
  • DMRC unveils JICA funded Najafgarh-Dhansa Bus Stand extension after conquering the overwhelming obstacles faced during Covid-19
  • JICA supported campus facility inaugurated at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)
  • JICA announces to expand the focus of Achhi Aadat Campaign in Mumbai in partnership with MMRC, MMRDA and Yokohama city in Japan
  • Driverless Metro Trains begin their journey in Delhi Metro's longest corridor with Japan's Support
  • First Full Span Pre-Stressed Concrete Box Girder erected in a casting yard in Navsari, for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project
  • Inauguration of the Delhi Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE) Intelligent Transport System (ITS) Installation Project with Japan's Support
  • JICA Experts' Demonstration and Training for portable track geometry measuring trolley under Technical Cooperation Project for Capacity Development on Railway Safety
  • JICA signs a Record of Discussions for a Technical Cooperation Project at the Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)
  • JICA signs loan agreement for women's financial inclusion in India
  • Supporting Indian DX startups through investment in a Japanese VC fund (Private Sector Investment Finance)
  • Signing of Record of Discussion for "Project for the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases in Tamil Nadu"
  • Supporting Indian SMEs engaged in solving social and environmental issues through investment in an impact investment fund (Private Sector Investment Finance)
  • Mr. SAITO Mitsunori appointed as the new Chief Representative of Japan International Cooperation Agency India Office
  • Hello Kitty sings for children in India to wash hands together
  • JICA supports India for Capacity Development on Railway Safety
  • JICA announces to disclose a video where Hello Kitty sings in Hindi as an edutainment gift to children on Diwali
  • Japanese character Kumamon met His Excellency Ambassador of India to Japan, introducing his first Indo-Japan collaboration video
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020: JICA communicates its contributions towards strengthening social development through promoting sports
  • JICA congratulates India on 75 glorious years of Independence
  • Zero Emissions Day: JICA Supports India to Meet its Environmental, Social and Economic Goals
  • JICA Commemorates World Tourist Day by Investing in Infrastructure to Strengthen Tourism Experience in India
  • JICA organizes contest on Global Handwashing Day to promote correct handwashing habits, under its ‘Achhi Aadat' Campaign
  • On Global Handwashing Day, JICA India undertakes activities to increase awareness about hygiene and cleanliness
  • JICA celebrates World Toilet Day
  • JICA celebrates International Volunteer Day to strengthen people-to-people exchange between India and Japan
  • National Energy Conservation Day: JICA supports India's efforts to achieve the targets set under the National Electricity Plan

January - June 2021 (Issue51 (PDF/1.28MB))

  • Flag off ceremony for Western Dedicated Freight Corridor Project Supported by Japan
  • India- Japan Joint Research Program for a modal shift of urban transportation towards a low carbon society through scientific traffic analysis
  • JICA reiterated commitments for supporting the newly announced PM-ASBY scheme for strengthening India's public healthcare system
  • Chennai Metro Phase 1 is now fully operational; Section of Washermanpet - Wimco Nagar (9.051km), supported by Japan, was flagged off
  • Foundation stone laid for Dhubri-Phulbhari Bridge, India's longest river bridge, connecting Assam and Meghalaya demonstrating the cooperation between Japan and India, in development of the North East of India
  • Foundation Stone laid for NH208 from Kailasahar to Khowai in Tripura demonstrating the Cooperation to Strengthen Connectivity in the Northeast Region and between India and Bangladesh
  • Training & Certification service by Japan Railway Technical Service (JARTS) for Track construction work for Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail project
  • JICA Extends ODA Loan of INR 2,000 Crore for ‘The COVID-19 Crisis Response Support Loan for Social Protection'
  • Signing of Loan Agreement for "Climate Change Management Project" in India
  • JICA extends ODA Loan of INR 8,390 Cr for Phase IV of Delhi Metro Project
  • JICA extends ODA loan of INR 3,272 Cr for sustainable and clean water supply in two districts of Rajasthan
  • JICA extends ODA Loan of INR 3,717 Cr for developing 80 km metro under Namma Metro Phase 2 in Bengaluru
  • JICA extends ODA loan of INR 807 Cr for promotion of agricultural productivity and increasing farmer's income in Himachal Pradesh
  • JICA extends ODA Loan of INR 645 crore for developing the connectivity in Kolkata with India's first underwater tunnel
  • JICA extends ODA Loan of INR 1,061 Cr for the Strengthening of North East Road Network Connectivity
  • JICA Extends ODA Loan of INR 1,627 Cr to establish All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Madurai, Tamil Nadu
  • JICA's note on COVID Emergency Assistance to India
  • JICA undertakes PAN India study to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)
  • Special episodes of "Cells at Work", a popular Japanese Manga series has been launched to promote understanding of COVID-19 and its prevention, for Indian audiences/ Youth
  • JICA celebrates the third International Day of Education 2021
  • On National Cleanliness Day, JICA starts "Achhi Aadat (Good Habit) Campaign" to promote hand washing, nail cleaning and other hygiene practices
  • International Women's Day 2021: JICA supports all-inclusive women growth through its agriculture, health, and forestry projects
  • World Water Day 2021: JICA raises respect for the most valuable resource of earth
  • On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, JICA commits to establish a stronger healthcare system at workplaces
  • On International Day for Biological Diversity, JICA reveal its plan to develop a way of support for biodiversity conservation
  • JICA shares commitment towards restoring the planet through energy efficient and sustainable solutions on World Environment Day

FY 2020

April - June 2020 (Issue49 (PDF/1.50MB))

  • Launched "Farm to Family" initiative to support revenues for Andhra Pradesh's mango farmers amidst COVID-19
  • "Connecting Farmers with Consumers" to bring fresh vegetables to families in Ranchi, amidst the pandemic
  • Launched "SDGs Business Co-creation Lab - Tsunagaru Lab" to create a bridge between Japanese Companies and Indian Social Enterprises
  • Celebrated the importance of International Cooperation to Care for Nature on World Environment Day

FY 2019

January - March 2020 (Issue48 (PDF/1.16MB))

  • Signed 9 Loan Agreements with the Government of India to Strengthen India-Japan Relationship
  • Signed a Loan Agreement to Support Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in India
  • Signed a Loan Agreement to improve housing loan access for low-income households in India
  • JICA Volunteers Deployed to Improve Rugby in India
  • JICA Bolsters Mobility by Inaugurating Kolkata East West Metro Line 2
  • Organized International Workshop on "Impact of Crop Diversification on Farmer's Income and Food Security"
  • JICA Promotes Sustainable Forest Management by Enhancing Capacity of Forestry Sector Officials
  • Supporting Capacity Development for Railway Safety in India

October - December 2019 (Issue47 (PDF/1.55MB))

  • Promoting Efficient Transport Network by Inaugurating Delhi Metro's Grey Line (Line 9)
  • Ensuring holistic Human Resource Development by hosting 8th "IIT-H-Japan Collaboration Academic Fair"
  • Supporting Capacity Development for Indian Railway Safety
  • Providing Solutions for Biodiversity Conservation and Human-Wildlife Conflict Resolution through Workshop in Sikkim
  • Enabling Capacity Enhancement for Sustainable Agriculture & Irrigation in Mizoram
  • Mentoring Young Leaders of India in Renewable Energy Development through Japan's Knowledge Co-Creation Program
  • Promoting Holistic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment of Pediatric Amblyopia through Workshop in Ahmedabad

July - September 2019 (Issue46 (PDF/920KB))

  • Boosting Sewerage Treatment through Yamuna Action Plan Project (III)
  • Congratulating all students on completion of Training on Advanced Mould in CIPET Lucknow and Wishing them Success in bringing change in the Manufacturing Sector
  • Seven New JICA Volunteers Deployed to India for Sharing their Knowledge and Experience
  • Promoting Capacity Development for Railway Safety by Visiting Rolling Stock Maintenance Facilities under Technical Cooperation Project
  • Second Bamboo Workshop to Boost Production and Value Chain Management in North East States
  • Dispatching JICA Experts for Railway Safety Management and Track Maintenance under Technical Cooperation Project
  • Promoting Sustainable Forest Management with People's Participation and Technical Advancement
  • Voice of JICA staff

April - June 2019 (Issue45 (PDF/1.75MB))

  • Promoting Environmental Sustainability through Quality Solutions
  • India- Japan Joint Research Program launched to Create Innovative Solution for Severe Traffic Congestion
  • Japanese Companies Present their Special Technologies for Sewerage Treatment
  • Reinforcing Commitment to Sustainable Environmental Development in India
  • Supporting India for Capacity Development on Railway Safety

FY 2018

January - March 2019 (Issue44 (PDF/3.88MB))

  • Strengthening Chennai's Transport Network by Inaugurating the Final Stretch of Phase- I of Chennai Metro Project
  • New Metro system to enhance mobility in Ahmedabad
  • Learning Innovative Approaches and New Techniques to Protect Forest Ecosystems
  • Encouraging Efficient Distribution System for Agricultural yields at Inaugural Ceremony of Temperature Controlled Solar Powered Warehouse in West Bengal
  • Ground-Breaking Ceremony of Campus Development Project of IIT Hyderabad
  • Dispatching the 1st Group of JICA Experts for Technical Cooperation Project for Capacity Development on Railway Safety
  • Inauguration of Project for Sustainable Catchment Forest Management Assures Continuous Improvement of Forests in Tripura
  • International Women's Day: Taking Small Steps towards Bigger Change
  • Award Ceremony for Posters Drawn by School Children on theme of "Mottainai"

October - December 2018 (Issue43 (PDF/3.72MB))

  • Signed Loan Agreements to Strengthen India-Japan Relationship
  • Enhanced Mobility by Inaugurating New Section of Delhi Metro's Pink Line (Line 7)
  • Commenced Technical Cooperation Project for Capacity Development on Railway Safety
  • Held the 7th Edition of the ‘IIT Hyderabad - Japan Collaboration Academic Fair'
  • Inaugurated the Jharkhand Horticulture Intensification by Micro Drip Irrigation Project
  • Inaugurated the Orissa Integrated Sanitation Improvement Project (Phase II)
  • Extended Champions for Societal Manufacturing (CSM) Project till 2020
  • Highlighted the Vision for Open Defecation Free India at World Toilet Summit 2018
  • Voice of JICA Staff

June - September 2018 (Issue42 (PDF/5.59MB))

  • JICA Is Committed to Improve Transportation, Signs Loan Agreement for High Speed Rail and Kolkata Metro Project
  • JICA Promotes Ease of Travel by Inaugurating the Delhi Metro's Pink Line
  • JICA Extended Technical Assistance for Capacity Development and Safety of the Western Dedicated Freight Corridor
  • The Project for Improvement of Himachal Pradesh Forest Ecosystems Management and Livelihoods Inaugurated
  • JICA's Contribution Towards The World Class International Convention Centre In Varanasi
  • JICA promotes tourism at Workshop on Ajanta-Ellora
  • JICA shared their insights about Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor Operations at the DMIC Seminar
  • JICA Experts Shared key Insights at the International Buddhist Conclave 2018 to Enhance Tourism at Buddhist Sites in India
  • JICA Organizes 9th Project Directors Meeting of JICA-Assisted Forestry & Natural Resource Management Projects
  • Children cherished Learning through Storytelling Session of JICA-Supported Mottainai Grandma Picture Book in New Delhi
  • JICA Celebrated 12th Anniversary of VLFM / CSM Learning Convention in Mumbai
  • India-Sri Lanka Youth Rugby Friendship Match between teams led by JICA Volunteers, held in Odisha
  • Mr. Katsuo Matsumoto joins as the new Chief Representative of JICA India
  • Introducing JICA Staff

April - May 2018 (Issue41 (PDF/4.13MB))

  • JICA Shared Insights on Solid Waste Management at the 8th Regional 3R Forum, Indore
  • JICA Shared Best Practices to Enhance Forest Ecosystems at the 10th Annual Forestry Workshop
  • The First National Level Workshop for Agriculture Projects Supported by JICA in India
  • Promoting Excellence in Healthcare Sector in Tamil Nadu through JICA's Cooperation
  • JICA India Chief Highlighted Japanese Contribution at the North-East Development Conclave
  • JICA India Chief Addressed "India- Japan Ties" at the Ahmedabad Management Association
  • Japanese Technology for Rainwater Harvesting Using Plastic Underground Storage Facilities
  • Safe Water Distribution started in Nagaur, Rajasthan with JICA's Support
  • JICA Facilitated Delhi Metro Tour for the Japanese Parliament Delegation
  • JICA Congratulates Mr. Vineet Sarin for Receiving ‘Star Alumni Award' from his Alma Mater for his Contribution towards ‘Environment & Social Sector - Development Banking'

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