JICA President to visit Nepal

KATHMANDU: Shinichi Kitaoka, President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), is visiting Nepal from coming Sunday to Tuesday.

The main objective of his visit is to observe the earthquake-affected areas of Nepal including Chautara of Sindhupalchok  district, reconstruction progresses, Kathmandu-Bhaktapur road constructed in assistance of JICA and discuss overall Japan-Nepal cooperation strategies.

During his visit, courtesy calls to dignitaries of Government of Nepal have been planned, according to a JICA press statement.

Kitaoka is scheduled to meet Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Bijay Kumar Gachhadar, Minister for Finance Bishnu Paudel,  and National Planning Commission Vice-Chairman Yubaraj Khatiwada.

After these two countries established diplomatic relations in 1956, the Government of Japan extended various assistance to Nepal, in which JICA has been acting as an implementing agency of Official Development Assistance (ODA) of Japan and contributed towards Nepal's development in different areas, the statement said.