JICA, PNGFA Sign Agreement

PNGFA and JICA signed a Record of Discussion of a new forest project titled ‘Capacity Development project for reducing carbon emissions from forest degradation through commercial logging in PNG’.

Commencing from the first quarter of 2022, the project will be implemented for three years beginning at the arrival of a Japanese expert.

JICA Chief Representative, Masato Koinuma, said that at the recent COP26 summit in the UK, resolutions were passed that require efforts made to limit the increase in the global average temperature to 1.5 degree celsius.

JICA To Support Hospitals

JICA signed a record of discussion for its new technical cooperation project with the Department of Health yesterday. 

It is assisting the country’s health system with a $US 1.8 million project to procure and deliver medical equipment such as sterilizers, laundry machines and dryers for twelve target provincial hospitals throughout PNG.

JICA will also provide 15 sterilizing machines, nine laundry machines and dryers delivered throughout the duration of this project.

Health Secretary, Dr. Osborn Liko thanked JICA for its continued support to the country.

JICA to build Kokopo-Rabaul link highway

This is part of the Kokopo-Rabaul infrustrature development plan.

Transportation and Infrastructure development is critical for the country. The signing of the records of discussion for this development took place between JICA, the East New Britain Provincial Government and the PNG Government through the Department of National Planning and Monitoring and the Department of Transport.

The signing will also pave the way for the planning and construction of a durable highway for the people of East New Britain, funded by JICA with technical support from the PNG government.

Alotau Market Completed

The facility falls under the Redevelopment of Town Markets Projects funded by the Governments of PNG and Japan.

Recently a joint team comprising of National Fisheries Authority (NFA), Milne Bay Provincial Management Team, and Tourism Promotion Authority (TPA) recently visited Alotau to assess the full construction of the Facility.

The Project began in 2017 with Japan Government allocated K33 Million.

The Japan Government component has been completed while the PNG Government component will continue to next year, and anticipated to be completed in May 2020.

PNGEITI capacity building timely, says Puiye

Acting Secretary of the Department of Petroleum and Energy, Kepsy Puiye, said this during the signing ‘Improving Resource Related Revenue Management Project,’ between the PNG Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNG EITI and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Puiye said the project was timely give the expansions of resource projects in the country. He cited mining and petroleum as the expansion sectors.

Signing of Capacity building deal to help industry

Head of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Secretariat, Lucas Alkan, said this during the signing of meeting minutes to begin the ‘Improving Resource Related Revenue Management Project.’

Alkan said the first two reports of the Secretariat for 2013 and 2014 contained significant gaps in fiscal reporting of revenues generated and distributed from the mineral, oil and gas sectors.

He said with the support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the reporting on revenues from the extractive industry will drastically improve.

PNG EITI and JICA sign technical capacity building deal

The PNG Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (PNGEITI) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will today sign minutes for the ‘Improving Resource Related Revenue Project.’

The project will allow JICA to assist PNG EITI strengthen its fiscal reporting.

The PNG EITI is a PNG Government initiative established in 2013 to promote accountability and transparency of revenue received from the country’s mining and oil and gas sector.

JICA funds major projects in WNB

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in WNB on Monday by visiting delegation from Japan which included  Japan’s Ambassador to PNG Satosh Nakajima.

The Ambassador was accompanied by Works Secretary David Wereh, his deputy operations Steven Pup and the regional Works manager John Sitapai.

The project was funded by JICA at a cost of K80 million.

WNB Governor Sasindran Muthuvel thanked the people of Japan through JICA for this massive project.

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JICA to assist PNG develop sustainable GHG inventory

The Climate Change & Development Authority and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will sign the official documents for the project on Thursday, February 9.

Both parties have agreed to finalise the framework of the project aimed at enhancing capacity to develop a sustainable GHG inventory for PNG.

The JICA Team will be providing technical assistance in terms of capacity building for PNG’s GHG Technical experts so that PNG may be able to carry out the GHG Inventory data collection, preparation and reporting for PNG.