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Jica comitted to support development of PAS port

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has expressed commitment to support the development of the Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (PAS) by continuing to provide grant aid and loans after it transferred its shares of PAS to Japanese logistic firm Kamigumi Co Ltd. The announcement came after Jica’s ...

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Project to boost conservation

The Mekong River Commission and the Japan International Cooperation Agency have launched a joint study on forest conservation and river basin management in the lower Mekong aimed at improving management and environmental conservation of the area. Keep reading ...

JICA helps build circulars on water environment management

Experts from the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) have assisted the Việt Nam Environment Administration (VEA) in building circulars on water environment management in river basins.Keep reading ...

JICA grants 32b kip for clean agriculture development

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has granted more than 32 billion kip (US$4 million) to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry to carry out a brand new clean agriculture development project.The project purposes the supply of clean agriculture (CA) products, which includes organic agriculture and ...

Weather station upgrades brighten outlook for forecasters

The Japanese government has supported the improvement of weather recording equipment and facilities which were handed over last Saturday to the Meteorology and Hydrology Department. The project was handed over to the department under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment by the Japan International ...

Port unveils $200m expansion

Sihanoukville Autonomous Port is to build a $200 million container terminal as part of an expansion project due to be completed by 2022. The expansion is intended to address a surge in the volume of containers passing through the country’s only deep-sea port. The existing container ...

British trade mission targets ASEAN integration

The UK Department of Trade is leading a trade mission to Southeast Asia and the delegation will visit Myanmar on March 30 and 31. The trade mission focuses on infrastructure, energy and education. Before coming to Myanmar, the trade mission to Asian Development Bank and ...

Lao, Japanese experts discuss city bus transport system

Transport officials and senior experts from the Japan International Cooperation Association discussed how to improve the efficiency of the Vientiane State Bus Enterprise Project’s Phase II on March 23. During the meeting the group also reviewed lessons learnt from Phase I, suggesting that the positive ...

Vientiane airport expansion not up to speed

The Vientiane International Airport Terminal Expansion project is now 13 percent complete after construction began in December 2015, but is a little behind schedule. According to the project’s monthly plan, the work should have been 16 percent complete last month but has only progressed by ...

City sewage plan mooted

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has finalised a sewage management master plan for Phnom Penh, which is in dire need of a wastewater treatment plant, officials said on March 15. Uchida Togo, project formulation adviser at JICA, said the organisation is now working with the ...

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