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Local firm gets P2.3-B Jica loan

The government of Japan is helping boost the Philippines’ so-called nautical highway with a P2.3-billion loan meant to help expand the fleet of Archipelago Philippine Ferries Corp. (APFC).

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

Jica’s expanded mass transport study seen out within 2014

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The anticipated mass transportation feasibility study for Metro Manila being carried out by the Japan International Cooperation Agency is expected to be done this year, helping the government map out a cohesive infrastructure strategy to address congestion in the area, a government official said.

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Jica launches irrigation systems rehab project

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) recently launched a project to rehabilitate national irrigation systems across the country, for which it is working with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) and has earmarked 6.2 billion yen or P187 million.

Posted: December 5th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Japan sends rehab experts to ravaged parts of PH

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The Japanese government has sent over experts to Manila to help the Philippines formulate a recovery and reconstruction plan for areas hardest hit by the recent supertyphoon.

Posted: November 26th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Gov’t urged to include Cebu LRT project in PPP lineup

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A lawmaker from Cebu wants a light rail transit (LRT) system for the country’s second largest metropolitan area included in the government’s list of projects under the public-private partnership (PPP) scheme.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH gets help on crisis management

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A MAN waded through a flooded section of Osmeña Highway in Makati City, the country’s financial district. AP FILE PHOTO

The Japan International Cooperation Agency will assist the Philippine government, through the Office of Civil Defense, in crafting policies that will help strengthen the country’s disaster risk reduction and management (DRMM) capacity.

Posted: September 9th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

‘Traffic costs P2.4B daily’

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P2.4-BILLION TRAFFIC 

Congested streets and traffic jams cost the country as much as P2.4 billion a day in lost productivity and potential income, according to a study by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. Jica has been tapped by the government to come up with a transportation development road map for the Philippines. JOAN BONDOC

If time is money, then the Philippines is losing P2.4 billion a day in potential income due to traffic congestion that eats up time that could have been used for productive pursuits, Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Arsenio Balisacan said.

Posted: July 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Business Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

NEA taps JICA expertise to reduce systems losses of power cooperatives

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The state-run National Electrification Administration has tapped Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for a technical cooperation project aimed at reducing systems losses and improving the operational efficiencies of electric cooperatives.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Jica extending grant for 2 hydro plants in Philippines

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) is providing the Philippine government a grant that will be used to put up two mini-hydropower plants in Ifugao and Isabela.

Posted: October 2nd, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Jica shares funds, experts on disaster preparedness

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Even as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) contributes to the ongoing recovery at home from the March 2011 triple disaster, the agency is still sending funding and experts on disaster preparedness and response to the Philippines and other countries.

Posted: April 10th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Preliminary study shows gas pipeline to Manila feasible

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The proposed $1.3-billion Batangas-Manila natural gas pipeline project has been found feasible enough for the government and private firms to pursue, according to the preliminary report conducted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica). Energy Undersecretary Jose M. Layug Jr. said the project’s feasibility was based on certain assumptions on supply and demand, which he [...]

Posted: November 4th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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