JICA – reliable partner for Uzbekistan
On July 30 this year, a videoconference was held between Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov and JICA President Shinichi Kitaoka.
Projects in the field of energy, agriculture, as well as development of the healthcare system in Uzbekistan were considered. The parties exchanged views on the need for further accelerating procedures within the framework of ongoing projects. Prospects for attracting additional funds from the Japanese financial institution for the implementation of projects in fruit and vegetable sector were discussed.
It was also noted that funds within the framework of new projects will be used to effectively support the economy of Uzbekistan, in particular, to intensify industrial activity in the most demanded industries, support business activity of small and private business, as well as stimulate foreign trade and create new jobs.
The Uzbek side came up with an initiative to consider the potential possibility of JICA’s participation in the implementation of priority projects of regional importance, including in improving infrastructure, developing industrial cooperation and supporting small business and private entrepreneurship.
Following the videoconference, the parties agreed on the issue of organizing a visit to Uzbekistan of JICA delegation to jointly develop new projects in order to expand bilateral cooperation.