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JICA Provides equipment to Provincial EPI in N.W.F.P and districts of Swat, Buner and Shangla:

[ 2008-3-31 ]

photoDr. Sajid receiving equipment from Resident Representative of JICA, Mr. Takao Kaibara.

On 18th Feb, 2008, JICA provided equipment to the provincial Expanaded Programme on Immunization (EPI) of North West Frontier Province (N.W.F.P) for the districts of Swat, Shangla and Buner under its Polio Control Project. The Equipment provided includes, diesel generator, truck, ice-lined refrigerator, freezers, laptops, desktop computers, and printer etc for the smooth operation of the EPI.

Mr. Takao Kaibara, Resident Representative of JICA, handed over the equipments to Dr. Sajid Shaheen, DG Health, N.W.F.P in a brief ceremony held at JICA Pakistan Office. After the ceremony, the Executive District Officers (Health) from Swat, Shangla and Buner gave presentations on the progress of the EPI in the areas of their jurisdiction.

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Jehlum Valley Road Project in Muzzafarabad Completes

[ 2008-3-17 ]

photoA view of Seri Bridge at Jehlum valley Road

JICA's Jehlum Valley Road Project comes to an end with the completion of Seri Bridge. A total of 5 bridges Subri, Tundali, Sawan, Kacha and Seri were constructed and officially handed over to National Highway Authority (NHA) by by JICA on 13 Feb, 2008. The bridges on Jehlum valley road were damaged by the earthquake of October 2005 for which JICA provided Technical Assistance under Pakistan Transport Plan Study.


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Workshop on Monitoring, Prediction and Mitigation of Landslide Hazards

[ 2008-1-31 ]

photoMr. Takao Kaibara, Resident Representative of JICA delivering his speech during the workshop.

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in collaboration with National Highway Authority (NHA) and Geological Survey of Pakistan (GSP) has held a two-day workshop on monitoring, prediction and mitigation of landslide hazards at auditorium of NHA, Islamabad, from 28th and 29th of January, 2008. The workshop was held to provide an assistance of capacity building of slope inspection for staff in-charge of road maintenance works in NHA.


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JICA Volunteers and GCET held Science Classes

[ 2008-1-31 ]

photoMr. Onishi, a Senior Volunteer (SV), is making an experiment on combustion to the students at GCET

Senior Volunteers (SV) and Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in association with Government College for Elementary Teachers (GCET) women, H-9, Islamabad, gave Science Classes on Jan 26, 2008, at GCET, H-9, Islamabad to the students of B.Ed (Bachelor of Education).


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Japanese Cultural Event held at GCET

[ 2008-1-31 ]

photoAmbassador to Pakistan, Mr. Seiji Kojima with the participants of the Japanese cultural event

Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers (JOCV) of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), in association with Government College for Elementary Teachers (GCET) women, H-9, Islamabad, organized a "Japanese Cultural Event" at GCET on Jan 26, 2008. In the event, Japanese and Pakistani cultures were introduced to each other.

"In a single day, we have grasped lots of knowledge on Academics and Japanese Culture", says Asia, a student of B.Ed.


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Closing ceremony of JICA's In-Country Training Programme on Safe Motherhood

[ 2008-1-31 ]

photoMr. Takao Kaibara with participants at the closing ceremony of In-country Training Programme, MCHC

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) successfully concluded a two weeks course on Safe Motherhood from 14th to 26th January, 2008 at the Mother and Child Health Center (MCHC) in PIMS, Islamabad. The Training course aimed to impart knowledge and skills to 5 teams of health personnel selected from districts of three provinces, and federal capital of Pakistan including two participants from FATA in order to create "Safe Motherhood Districts" in each province and capital territory.

Certificates were distributed amongst the participants of the training. It was a good learning experience and we are thankful to JICA for the contribution it has made to the development of the Health sector in Pakistan, says Muhammad Iqbal an Operation Theatre (OT) technician from Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) of Pakistan.

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JICA workshop on Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual for solid waste Equipment and Vehicles

[ 2008-1-31 ]

photoMr. Inoue sharing his knowledge with Dr. Mazhar of CDG during the workshop

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) under its project for "Capacity Building of Solid Waste Management" held a practical workshop on the Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual of Solid Waste (SW) machines on 25th and 26th of January, 2008 at City District Government (CDG) Rawalpindi.

A Japanese Expert Mr. Motomu Inoue, who prepared the O&M manual of SW machines, conducted a practical session in the work shop of CDG Rawalpindi.


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Opening ceremony of JICA's In-Country Training Programme on Safe Motherhood

[ 2008-1-22 ]

photoMinister of Health, Mr. Ijaz Rahim speaking at the opening ceremony of two weeks training at MCH

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) are holding a two weeks course on Safe Motherhood from January 14, 2008 at the Mother and Child Health Center (MCH) in PIMS, Islamabad. The Training course aims to impart knowledge and skills to 5 teams of health personnel selected from districts of three provinces, FATA and federal capital of Pakistan in order to create "Safe Motherhood Districts" in each province, FATA and capital territory.

An opening ceremony was held on 14 Jan, 2008 before the resumption of the training, which was attended by Federal Minister of Health, Mr. Ejaz Rahim; the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, Mr. Seiji Kojima; Resident Representative, JICA, Mr. Takao Kaibara; Executive Director PIMS, Dr. Abdul Majeed Rajput and Programme Manager, Dr. Ghazala Mehmood and threw some light on the importance of the organized course in their speeches.

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JICA constructs 4 bridges on Jehlum Valley Road in a record time

[ 2007-12-27 ]

photoVehicles plying on Subri bridge after opening ceremony

With the cooperation of JICA, 4 bridges on Jehlum Valley Road, Muzaffarabad at the cost of Rs.182 million is being constructed as one of the rehabilitation projects for the earthquake affected area. The bridges are located at Subri, Tandali, Sairi and Sawan kacha which were completed in a record time of 15 months and inauguration ceremony was held on 10th November 2007. Jehlum Valley Road is an important road communicating Muzzafarabad with Chakoti. It also helps communicating Pakistan with Northern Areas.


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JICA sends 25 School Teachers for training in Japan

[ 2007-12-27 ]

photoA group photo of Japan-going teachers and the guests.

On 12 Nov, 2007, under the Training Programme for Young Leaders of Pakistan, JICA sent a total of 25 school teachers and administrative staff of the public primary and elementary education system of the Ministry of Education, Government of Pakistan for 18-day training in Japan. The training is expected to enhance and polish the capabilities of the participants in the field of education and school administration through the Japanese experience.


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JOCV observe "International Day of disabled person and volunteers 2007"

[ 2007-12-27 ]

photoMiss Junko Suzuki receiving a prize from Mrs. Kishwar Qadri, Principal AISECMR

JOCVs and Allama Iqbal Special Education Centre for Mentally Retarded Children (AISECMRC) observed "International Day of Disabled Person and Volunteers 2007" on 17 Nov, 2007 at Lahore, Pakistan. This year's theme focused on how to ensure decent work for persons with disability and ways to tap this marginalized talent pool. The seminar started with the scientific demonstrations by the JOCVs and prize distribution to the outstanding children. Stalls were arranged to display the creations of the disabled children which was of high interest to the visitors. Tea making and paper fishing competition was also held in which the children took an active part. The friendly interaction between the disabled and JOCVs was worth seeing in the whole seminar.

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Japan Constructs BHU at Attar Shisha, District Mansehra

[ 2007-12-27 ]

photoA view of the newly constructed BHU at Attar Shisha

JICA has constructed the Basic Health Unit(BHU) at Attar Shisha, located in District Mansehra, with the cost of Rs.14million.The inauguration ceremony was held on 23 May, 2007. The health facility was one of the many structures destroyed by the catastrophic earth quake of October 2005 and was built in a record six months time. The newly constructed BHU provides accommodation for the doctor, paramedical staff and the guard.


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Pak delegation visits Japan to study Japanese model of vocational training system

[ 2006-10-1 ]

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Under a technical cooperation between the Government of Pakistan and Government of Japan, a five member Pakistani delegation participated in the two weeks study tour for Japan.

Headed by Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Production & Special Initiatives, the five member delegation include Executive Director, National Vocational & Technical Education Commission (NAVTEC), representative from provincial governments and private sectors.
During their stay, the delegation studied the Japanese technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system; linkages programme between schools, institutions, local communities and industry; and also studied the way in which the public-private partnership is contributing in the TVET. The delegation also observed various training initiatives of the Japanese government in the fields of agriculture, services sector, construction, hospitality, automobile and engineering.

The overall objective of the technical cooperation, extended through Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is to assist the policy makers and concerned government departments in the formulation of policies and programs for strengthening and up-gradation of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system in Pakistan and to learn from the Japanese experiences and models. The delegation will explore and identify possible areas of further cooperation between the two countries in the field of technical and vocational education.

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