By Caribbean News Global
TOKYO, Japan -The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has announced the signing of a grant agreement with Tunisia for strengthening countermeasures against illegal fishing through provision of surveillance vessels as well as an ODA loan agreement with Uzbekistan to improve project management and financial sustainability in the power sector.
Grant agreement with Tunisia
On April 16, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the government of the Republic of Tunisia in Tunis, to provide grant aid of up to 1.209 billion yen for the construction of Fishery Surveillance Vessels.
This project will enhance the fisheries monitoring, control and surveillance system through the provision of surveillance vessels, and thereby support the improvement of fishery resources management in Tunisia. This project will also contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goals 8 and 14.
Japanese ODA loan agreement with Uzbekistan
On April 16, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a loan agreement with the Government of Republic of Uzbekistan in Tashkent to provide a Japanese ODA loan of up to $US 195 million for Development Policy Support Program.
The objective of the program is to support stabilization of the power sector by extending budget support to the government of Uzbekistan.
The program promotes 1) improving the governance and operational systems of energy conservation in the power sector (ex. strengthening the system for project management within related ministries and building a system for collecting statistical data on energy conservation), and 2) enhancing the financial management of the power generation sector (ex. improving financial accounting management at power generation facilities), while contributing to the achievement of SDGs Goals 7, 8 and 9.