The Japan Worldwide Cooperation Company (JICA) is able to assist the socio-economic improvement wants of Sri Lanka, says JICA Director-Basic South Asia Mr. Sakamoto Takema.
Mr. Sakamoto Takema made these remarks when he referred to as on President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on the President’s Home in Colombo, as we speak (Nov. 16).
President Rajapaksa recalled that when he was the Secretary to the Ministry of City Growth, he was in a position to efficiently implement quite a lot of improvement initiatives in collaboration with JICA.
Since 1965, the federal government has obtained Japanese Official Growth Help amounting USD 8,829 million for 120 improvement initiatives and Japanese Help is supplied by means of varied schemes corresponding to Yen loans packages, Venture Grant Support, Non-Venture Grant Support, Feasibility Research and Technical Cooperation programmes.
At current, 14 initiatives with approx. whole worth of USD 2500 million are being applied below the JICA mortgage help primarily below the sector of Energy, Water Provide and Drainage, Ports, Transport, Well being, Telecommunication, and Rural Growth and many others.
Explaining the present progress of the event initiatives, the President stated that he expects the help of JICA within the areas of agriculture, expertise improvement, well being, and irrigation for the approaching 12 months.
Secretary to President P.B. Jayasundera, Ambassador of Japan in Sri Lanka Hideaki Mizukoshi and Mr. Yamada Tetsuya, JICA Consultant in Sri Lanka had been additionally current on the dialogue.