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Nepal is one of the poorest nations in Asia and has a per capita income is 490 dollars (2010), whereas Nepal is a country with an abundance of nature with eight peaks of 8,000-meter class of mountains, which many tourists and mountain-climbers visit from Japan. In 1996, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) staged an armed uprising, which led to a 10-year civil war. Since the Comprehensive Peace Accord of November 2006, progress has been made in the peace process, but Nepal faces significant political issues such as drafting a new constitution, and the political and social situations are unstable. Furthermore, industries with high potential have not developed into viable industries that drive economic growth, which is inhibited also by inadequate road, electric power and other infrastructures. Aiming to achieve sustainable and equitable economic growth, JICA is providing assistance to construct roads, hydropower plants, water facilities and other infrastructure, develop the private sector, establish legal and other national and social frameworks, and strengthen administrative capacity, as well as supporting the reduction of poverty in rural areas through such areas as agriculture, education and health services.

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JICA Nepal Office
National Life Insurance (NLIC) Building, 3rd Floor, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
(P.O.Box 450, Kathmandu, Nepal)

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What's New

August 24, 2021 JICA Nepal Newsletter July 2021 issue
July 26, 2021 Signing of Grant Agreement for the Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)
March 8, 2021 Emergency Housing Reconstruction Project - Visual Story (Manga - Comic Book) "Pema, the Mobile Mason" by IBUKI Tenka
February 25, 2021 JICA's New Technical Cooperation Project In Hydropower Sector For Sustainable And Stable Development Of Energy Sector In Nepal
February 4, 2021 Completion of the Rehabilitation of Sindhuli Road project supported by JICA, leading to full operation of the portions damaged by the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

News & Features

July 2, 2020 [Ex-participants fighting COVID-19] Nepal and Bhutan: Sharing knowledge via online platforms and utilizing networks to overcome the crisis across borders
May 25, 2020 Signing of Grant Agreement with Nepal: Providing a Digital Elevation Model and Orthophoto and contributing to the strengthening of disaster resilience
October 7, 2019 Building on community strength for “Earthquake-Resilient Houses” to Nepal
July 8, 2019 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Nepal: Supporting community-driven regional reconstruction
February 7, 2019 Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Nepal: Support for building an irrigated agriculture model for the Terai plains, a food-producing region of Nepal, and extending the model

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