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Press Release

December 18, 2017

JICA Supports Introduction of Waste Wires Recycling Systems for Safer Environments in the Automotive Industry
- Environmentally friendly recycling method to establish ecologically conscious recycling industry and system in India -

Chennai, December 18: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) recently facilitated an extensive seminar on the ‘Verification Survey with the Private Sector for Disseminating Japanese Technologies for the advanced recycling system of high-quality copper from wire harness' in collaboration with the Global Automotive Research Centre (GARC) in Chennai. This seminar was based on the verification survey conducted in the target area of Chennai, Tamil Nadu, by renowned Japanese enterprise - Sanritsu Machine Industry Co. Ltd., with the assistance of JICA. The objective of the survey was to discuss the implementation of the Japanese technologies to benefit employees working in the recycling industry, especially automotive, who can practice the safer process of the proposed advanced recycling method suggested through this survey.

Considering the current situation of the wire harnessing in India, where the inappropriate treatment such as ‘open burning of wire harness' itself is commonly done by informal waste disposers which causes the environment pollution, this survey will assist removing such practices and will establish environment conscious recycling industry and system in India.

The seminar was attended by key dignitaries which included Mr. M.V.Ramachandran, Site Head, GARC; Mr. Praveen Kumar, Chief, GARC; Mr. Akira Nakane, CEO, Sanritsu Machine Industry Co. Ltd.; Mr. Nobufumi Inada, JFE Techno-Research Corporation and Mr. Yoshiomi Yoshino, Senior Representative, JICA India Office. Many high-level experts and specialists in Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SME) matters participated in the seminar.

Making the special address on the occasion, Mr. Yoshiomi Yoshino, Senior Representative, JICA India Office said, "Today, I am delighted to witness the operation status of the equipment progress of verification activities. It is expected that this project could spearhead in establishing the appropriate recycling method of wire harness for reducing environmental burden in India. It is JICA's honor and privilege to contribute to introducing Japanese advanced technology"

JICA also facilitated Japanese technologies enabled recycling systems in Mumbai on the following day showcasing the effective Japanese technologies to various stakeholders. These high technology recycling systems will also be demonstrated with GARC on their stand at AUTO EXPO 2018 to be held in New Delhi in February 2018. This showcasing of recycling machines for wire harnessing will present golden opportunity to showcase such an outstanding copper recycling technology to related automotive enterprises in whole India for possible future joint operation.

This survey which started in 2016, is implemented by Sanritsu Machine Industry Co. Ltd., with JICA's support for two years. The survey constitutes a part of the JICA's program on the partnership with the Japanese private sector, especially for SMEs.

PhotoDemonstration of recycling machines for waste wires harness named ‘Wet Type Nugget Plant (WN-800)'

PhotoAttendees in a discussion during the seminar


About JICA

Established, by a specific law, as an independent administrative institution under the Government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation, as a sole Japanese governmental agency in charge of ODA implementation. JICA is the world's largest bilateral donor agency. JICA works as a bridge between Japan and emerging countries, and provides assistance in forms of loan, grant and technical cooperation so that the emerging countries can strengthen their capabilities.

For further information, please contact:

JICA India Office
Ai Tachikawa/Vini Sharma
+91 11 49097000
Tachikawa.Ai@jica.go.jp
sharmavini.id@jica.go.jp

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