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Nepal is a beautiful landlocked country situated in South Asia and is bordered by China in the north and India in the south, east and west. Nepal has a diverse geography, including fertile plains of the Terai, subalpine forested hills, high snowcapped mountains with eight of the world's fourteen highest mountains above 8,000 meters including Mount Everest, the highest point on Earth. Nepal is a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multi-cultural and multi-lingual state, with Nepali as the official language. Kathmandu is the nation's capital and the largest city.
The current population of Nepal is 29 million people, and the official estimate for Nepal's GDP is $41.21 billion with GDP per capita in Nepal at $1,412 when last recorded.

The United Nations General Assembly has adopted a resolution to endorse the graduation of Nepal from an underdeveloped country to a middle-income developing country by 2026.

The economy of Nepal faces challenges in diversification and is currently largely dependent on agriculture and remittance. Remittance is an important factor of economic development in Nepal, and has emerged as a backbone of Nepal's economy in the last two decades.
Likewise, Government of Nepal's priorities over the years have been the development of transportation, communication facilities, hydropower, agriculture, and industry. Tourism is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in Nepal, employing more than a million people.

Aiming to achieve sustainable and equitable economic growth, JICA is providing assistance to construct roads, hydropower plants, water supply and sanitation facilities and other infrastructures. JICA's Basic Policy of Assistance for Nepal includes three pillars of cooperation as follows: (1) economic growth and poverty reduction, (2) disaster risk reduction and climate change measures, and (3) governance and strengthening democracy.

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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

July 29, 2022 JICA extends further scholarship for young governmental officials through "The Project for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS)"
June 30, 2022 JICA Nepal Newsletter June 2022 issue
June 21, 2022 JICA commences five years Project on Climate Change Adaptation through Sustainable Forest Management.
May 31, 2022 JICA Volunteer Program in Nepal Brochure 2022 (Nep)
April 27, 2022 A CENTURY OF EDUCATION (Study in Japan : Student Exchange Program Video)

News & Features

September 22, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Nepal: Contributing to the stable and efficient distribution of electricity in urban areas through improvement of the transmission and distribution system
September 22, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Nepal: Contributing to the improvement of agricultural productivity through rehabilitation of irrigation facilities in the Eastern Terai area
March 10, 2022 Signing of Grant Agreement with Nepal:Contributing to improving access to clean, safe water in Biratnagar City
January 26, 2022 Signing of Japanese ODA Loan Agreement with Nepal: Contributing to build resilient society in Nepal through providing budget support for the first time in six years
November 4, 2021 Signing of the Record of Discussions on the Technical Cooperation Project in Nepal: Contributing to improving traffic situation and road safety in Kathmandu Valley

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