JICA to host dialogue for Nepali politicians

KATHMANDU: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is conducting a dialogue titled 'State Building: Growth and Development' to be hosted in Japan and Vietnam from February 28 to March 10.

Issuing a press statement today, JICA said that the dialogue facilitated by experts in the field was exclusively intended for policy-makers and high-level government officials of Nepal with an objective of providing them the knowledge and experiences on economic and development strategies of Japan and Vietnam.

“The expected outcome of the programme is for the policy makers and government officials to recognise the importance of economic and development strategy while formulating policies for their country,” according to JICA.

"The programme is organised in a way that will be informative as well as interactive,” it added.

The experiences that the participants will gain during the visit to Japan and Vietnam will be an asset in addressing the economic challenges of Nepal in future," said Noriaki Niwa, the chief representative of JICA Nepal, in a statement.

The participants are 19 CA members, representatives from CA Secretariat, members from National Planning Commission, high-ranking officials from the Ministry of Finance, and JICA.

"Some of the topics that will be discussed during the programme include development and poverty, industrial policy, international trade and Asian economic integration," read the statement.

The seminar will be followed by a briefing on March 12 in Kathmandu where CA members and political leaders will share the experiences and knowledge gained during the trip.