As part of his working visit to Japan, the Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Daler Juma on September 25 met in Tokyo with Ms. Sachiko Imoto, Senior Vice-President (SVP), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), according to Tajikistan’s Embassy in Tokyo.   

In the course of the talks, the parties reportedly discussed state and prospects of further expansion of cooperation between Tajikistan and JICA as well as the implementation of the energy development projects in Tajikistan.  

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a governmental agency that delivers the bulk of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the government of Japan.  It is chartered with assisting economic and social growth in developing countries, and the promotion of international cooperation.  

JICA began its technical cooperation with Tajikistan in 1993 by inviting Tajik officials to gain knowledge and experience on governance and macroeconomics development.  This year, a total number of participants to JICA’s Knowledge Co-Creation Programs, formerly called the Training Programs, exceeded 2550 people.

JICA Office was established in Tajikistan in 2006 and since then various Grant Financial Assistance and Technical Cooperation projects have been implemented more dynamically, aiming at improving living standard of Tajik people for the sectors such as agriculture and rural development, water supply, health, transport, energy, capacity building as well as SME promotion.   

Cooperation between Tajikistan and JICA consistently demonstrates the potential of international cooperation in solving pressing problems.