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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 »

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 »

‘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 »

DTI, Jica push for more investments in Mindanao

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Trade Secretary Gregory L. Domingo. Photo from dti.gov.ph

The Department of Trade and Industry and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) are pushing for the creation of new jobs and promotion of investments in the poverty-stricken regions of Mindanao.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Jica commits to support Asean integration efforts

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has affirmed its commitment to help narrow the development gaps in Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, as the region moves toward economic integration by 2015.

Posted: June 14th, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

PH gets Jica grants for 2 hydro power projects

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica) has provided the Philippine government grants for the construction of two mini hydropower facilities in Ifugao and Isabela.

Posted: April 30th, 2013 in Headlines | 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 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 »

JICA to turn over updated study on Philippine natural gas industry

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The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is to turn over to the Philippine government on Thursday an updated study and a set of recommendations to develop the Philippine natural gas industry, a program seen to help secure the country’s energy future.

Posted: November 30th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories | Read More »

Gov’t all set to secure P22B loan from Japan for road projects

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The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has approved the government’s plan to borrow an amount equivalent to $500 million (nearly P22 billion) from Japan to fund road projects nationwide. Data from the BSP indicated that the loan—exactly 40.847 billion yen—will be provided by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), the development lending institution of the Japanese [...]

Posted: June 5th, 2011 in Headlines | Read More »

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