The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Thursday, said it is willing to support several economic and social development projects in Tunisia.
“Strengthening infrastructure, industrial upgrading and reducing regional disparities are priority areas of Tunisian-Japanese cooperation,” said JICA President Sadako Ogata after her meeting with Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali.
The meeting reviewed the situation and prospects of Tunisian-Japanese cooperation as well as ways to diversify its fields, she said, affirming her country’s willingness to identify “new areas of intervention “.
As part of this cooperation, she said, JICA will provide Tunisia subsidized credits and training courses in Japan for the benefit of Tunisian officials.
Last February, JICA had signed with Tunisia two loan agreements for an amount of 358 million dinars.
The first agreement provides for funding the construction of the trans-Maghreb highway Gabes-Medenine.
The second agreement covers the project to supply drinking water to urban areas.
After the World Bank, JICA is the second institution to consolidate development globally.
It has a network of 96 offices worldwide including in Tunisia.