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November 23, 2021

Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Ukraine: Support for establishing a NSDI in Ukraine

Three years after the successful completion of the JICA Master Plan Project for Creation of a National Geospatial Data Infrastructure in Ukraine, the representatives of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (StateGeoCadaster) gathered again on November 23, 2021 to sign a Record of Discussions for the new technical cooperation project "Capacity Development Project for Utilizing the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure". The signing ceremony took place at the premises of the StateGeoCadaster in Kyiv. The signer from the JICA side was Mr. Satoshi Sugimoto, the Resident Representative of JICA Ukraine Office; while Ukrainian side was represented by the acting Head of StateGeoCadaster, Mr. Serhii Zavadskyi and the Temporarily Acting Director of the Research Institute for Geodesy and Cartography, Mr. Stanislav Domin.

In the signing ceremony the Parties exchanged their mutual expectations for the cooperation. Mr. Zavadskyi expressed a deep gratitude to JICA for the technical support and opportunity to implement the new Project. "We strive at improving the access of Ukrainian citizens to basic and comprehensive information about natural resources, roads, cultural heritage sites, etc., the creation of appropriate conditions for NSDI functioning and formation of bases for understanding of NSDI usage advantages" - said the Acting Chairman.

Mr. Sugimoto shared the Japanese side's expectations and explained the basic concept of JICA's technical cooperation. "We are extremely glad that the previous NSDI Project has led to such important outcomes as the adoption of NSDI Law in Ukraine. We believe this project will contribute to such vital aspects as progress in anti-corruption direction, development of agricultural market of Ukraine, etc." - he underlined. "We strongly expect Ukrainian side's initiative for the further development of NSDI establishment and view our parties as equal partners who will achieve the tangible results through mutual efforts, rather than through ‘teacher-student' mode." - Mr.Sugimoto explained.

Through this project, JICA will continue supporting Ukraine for the promotion of sustainable economic development by improving the enabling environment for both public and private sectors in the country.

[Basic project information]
Country Ukraine
Project title Capacity Development Project for Utilizing the National Geospatial Data Infrastructure
Planned implementation period From February 2022 to January 2025
Executing agency State Service of Ukraine for Geodesy, Cartography and Cadastre (SSGCC)
Research Institute for Geodesy and Cartography (RIGC)
Target region All over Ukraine
Specific project details (provisional) Supporting the creation of a full-fledged NSDI by providing technical assistance in the development of methodologies and specifications of geospatial data, data integrations amongst data holders, and disseminating the benefits of the utilization of the NSDI.

To learn more about the Master Plan Project for "Creation of a National Geospatial Data Infrastructure in Ukraine" completed in 2018, please visit https://libopac.jica.go.jp/images/report/12320545.pdf





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