Japan to Invest $600m in Kurdistan

The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has allocated US$600 million [700 billion Iraqi dinars] for service projects in northern Iraq’s Kurdistan Region, according to Aswat al-Iraq.

The media director of the Region’s Planning Ministry, Adnan Haji Kaka, told the agency on Wednesday that, "Kurdistan’s Planning Minister, Ali Sindi, has discussed with JICA’s Chairman, Aquari Satochi on Tuesday, the Japanese Agency’s plans to help execute several service plans in Kurdistan Region, especially those related to teaching and training”.

JICA has allocated US$600 million for the Region’s projects, especially in the field of education and training of employees,” he added.

Kaka pointed out that the meeting had also discussed “the programs to be implemented by JICA, such as Dirlok Dam in Dohuk Province, a water project in Halabja, as well as agricultural and energy projects in Kurdistan Region”.

(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)

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