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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)



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Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)


JICA Pakistan Office was established in 1983 under the Exchange of Notes signed between the Government of Pakistan and Government of Japan. Since then JICA Pakistan office has been working as one of the more than 90 JICA worldwide offices. An agreement on technical cooperation was signed between the two governments in April 30, 2005; this agreement will facilitate technical Cooperation through JICA in Pakistan more effectively under a solid umbrella framework.

Thematic Focus: JICA has defined the following three priority areas for development assistance to Pakistan:

  1. Ensuring human security and human development

  2. Development of sound market economy

  3. Achievement of balanced regional socio-economic development

In constant with the above direction, JICA is actively implementing various sector specific programs agreed upon by both, Governments of Japan and Pakistan. The sectors which Government of Japan has focused mainly are Health/Sanitation, Education, Irrigation/Water resource Development, Agriculture, Industrial Development, Governance & Environment.

Geographical Focus: JICA’s development programme and project has a county wide coverage with a focused approached towards neglected areas of the country.
Country Programme Strategy: JICA follows the country assistance Program of the Government of Japan which defines medium and long term goals for the country that are aimed at "building a sustainable society" under this specific goal JICA is strengthening polio eradication and immunization measures, and providing water and sewer infrastructure and institutional arrangements to respond to rapid urbanization. JICA is also providing assistance for building power transmission and road networks primarily through ODA loans, and strengthening domestic industries through technical cooperation. Other assistance JICA is providing includes technical assistance for disaster preparedness at the national level, utilizing Japan's expertise that comes from being affected often by natural disasters.

Programmes and Projects: In constant with the above direction, JICA is actively implementing various sector specific programs agreed upon by both, Governments of Japan and Pakistan. The sectors which Government of Japan have focused mainly are Health/Sanitation, Education, Irrigation/Water resource Development, Agriculture, Industrial Development, Governance & Environment.

Technical Cooperation


Province / Region

Project Name

Project Start Date

Project End date

National

The Project for Improvement of Training Capacity on Grid System Operation and Maintenance

2011

2014

GB

The Project for Promotion of Value Added Fruit Products in Gilgit-Baltistan

2012

2016

KP

Project for Capacity Development of Technical and Vocational Centers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

to be decided

to be decided

KP

Project for Strengthening of Routine Immunization

to be decided

to be decided

Punjab

Strengthening Irrigation Management System Including Agriculture Extension through Farmers' Participation in the Punjab Province

2009

2014

Punjab

Non-Formal Education Promotion Project

2011

2014

Punjab

Project for Integrated Solid Waste Management Master Plan in Gujranwala

2014

2016

Balochistan

Project on In Country Training and Provision of Equipment for Baluchistan University of Information Technology Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS)

to be decided

to be decided

Sindh

Livestock Farmers Entrepreneurship Development Project

2014

2019


JICA - Grant Aid for Pakistan

Province / Region

Project Name

Project Budget

Project Start Date

Project End date

National

The Project for the Improvement of Audio Visual Equipment of the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage

13,327,855.00

2012

2014

National

Project for Rehabilitation of Pakistan Medium Wave Radio Broadcasting Network

13,327,855.00

2010

2016

Punjab

Project for Retrieval of Sewerage and Drainage System in Faisalabad

6,572,509.00

2012

2015

Sindh

Project for the Improvement of Child Health Institute in Karachi

13,693,529.00

2012

2015

Sindh, Punjab and ICT

Project for Airport Security Improvement

18,726,358.00

2013

2016


JICA - Loan Aid for Pakistan


Province / Region

Project Name

Project Budget

Project Start Date

Project End date

National

PK-P55 (Indus Highway III)

35,624,346

2006

2017

National

PK-P56 (Dadu-Khuzdar Transmission System)

149,079,516

2006

2015

National

PK-P57 (East-West Road Improvement (N-70))

114,927,489

2008

2017

National

PK-P58 ( Punjab Transmission and Grid Station Project)

109,528,986

2008

2015

National

PK-P61 (National Transmission Lines and Grid Stations Strengthening Project)

141,458,100

2010

2017

National

PK-P63(Polio Eradication Project)

48,035,192

2011

2015

KP

PK-P62(Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Emergency Rural Road Rehabilitation Project)

48,047,639

2011

2020

Punjab

PK-P59 (Punjab Irrigation System Improvement Project)

87,819,498

2008

2017

Sindh

PK-P60 (Rural Road Construction Project II (Sindh))

224,215,900

2008

2015


Implementing Partners: JICA has a diverse group of national and provincial implementing partners in public sector, which include National Transmission and Dispatch Company Limited, Water And Power Development Authority, Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Ltd, Ministry Of Railways (Railway Board), National Highway Authority, Ministry Of Local Government And Rural Development, Ports And Shipping Wing , Ministry Of Communication, Communication and Works Department, Government of Khyber PakhtunKhwa Province, Works And Services Department, The Government Of Sindh, Irrigation And Power Department, The Government Of Punjab, Agricultural Development Bank Of Pakistan, Pak-American Fertilizers Ltd, Education Department, Government Of Balochistan

Funding Allocation: JICA has made the following disbursement for financial year 2011:




  1. ODA Loans: 13.1 Billion ¥

  2. Grants Aid: 3.358 Billion ¥

  3. Technical Cooperation Expenses: 1.928 Billion ¥ billion




Funding Mechanism: The ODA has two aid categories; bilateral and the multi-lateral. Bilateral aid is given directly to developing countries, while multilateral aid is provided through international organizations. JICA provides bilateral aid in the form of technical Cooperation, Japanese ODA Loans and grant aid.




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