February 27, 2019
New Delhi, February 27, 2019: Under this Technical Cooperation (TC) Project, which aims to enhance the capacities of the Indian Railways (IR) and the Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India Limited (DFCCIL) with regard to safety of the railway, especially in the fields of Rails welding and inspection, Track maintenance, Rolling stock maintenance, Accident investigation, and Safety management, the first batch of JICA's Expert for railway accident investigation came to India to have discussions with IR on February 25, 2019 in order to deepen mutual understanding of methodology for railway accident investigation in India and Japan. Accident investigation is considered essential to improve railway safety operation by inspecting the cause of an accident and taking appropriate measure for that.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. M.P Singh, Chief Development Specialist, JICA India said, "Through this TC Project, JICA Experts are "Jointly" working with IR and DFCCIL for mutual learning and co-creation of possible solutions to the safety related issues. We are jointly planning training programs in Japan for sharing Japanese knowledge and experience in various aspect of railway safety. We expect that Japanese and Indian cooperation through this TC project would contribute and promote safe operations and appropriate maintenance for Indian Railway."
Mr. Singh giving the inaugural speech at the meeting
The attendees from JICA and India's side after fruitful discussion on Railway Accident investigation at the meeting
Established by a specific law as an incorporated administrative institution under the Government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to promote international cooperation as the 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 the form of loans, grants and technical cooperation, so that the emerging countries can strengthen their capabilities.
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