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JICA celebrates 50 yrs of partnership with Bangladesh

Staff Reporter:

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has celebrated 50 years of its continuous partner-ship with Bangladesh as the development agency has supported a lot towards the country’s socio-economic development over the last five decades.
In this regard, the JICA organized an event at a city hotel on Monday evening to commemorate the milestone of 50 years of partnership with Bangladesh, said a press release.
JICA’s partnership journey has highlighted strong bilateral relationships, important projects and contin-ued commitment to contribute to Bangladesh’s socio-economic development.
Japan is Bangladesh’s largest bilateral development partner. This partnership has been further deepened and strengthened over the past five decades through JICA.
The institution has played an important role in making Bangladesh’s vision of development a reality. Fi-nance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal was present at the event as the chief guest.
Ambassador of Japan to Bangladesh IWAMA Kiminori was present as guest of honor. Besides, ITO Teruyuki, Director General of South Asia Department of JICA Headquarters and Sharifa Khan, Senior Secretary of the Economic Relations Division (ERD) were present as special guests at the event.
Along with other guests, Chief Representative of JICA Bangladesh Office Ichiguchi Tomohide was also present.
JICA has so far provided 3,285 billion Japanese yen (about $22 billion) as official development assis-tance (ODA) to Bangladesh alongside 144 billion Japanese yen ($965 million) as grant aid until 2022, technical cooperation up to 104 billion Japanese yen ($699 million) and 25 billion Japanese yen (about $166 million) for private sector investment finance in the form of loans and equity.
The organization has also provided training and education to more than 14,000 government staffs and deployed 1,286 Japanese Overseas Cooperation Volunteers in the country.
Notable development projects that have created long-term positive impacts in Bangladesh with Japanese support include Maheshkhali-Matarbari Integrated Infrastructure Development Initiative with Matarbari Deep Sea Port, Dhaka Mass Rapid Transit Development Project for three Dhaka Metro lines, Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport Expansion Project, 2nd Kanchpur, Meghna and Gomoti Bridge Construc-tion Project, Bangladesh Special Economic Zone Project at Araihazar and Bridges Rehabilitation and Construction Projects.
JICA’s 50 years of cooperation also include education, health, agriculture and rural development, good governance, private sector development, disaster risk reduction, water supply and sanitation, solid waste management and power and energy.

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