President of Japanese agency happy with progress of projects funded in Mozambique

21 February 2012

Tokyo, Japan, 21 Feb – The president of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Sadako Ogata, said she was impressed with the rate of execution of the projects JICA is funding in Mozambique, according to Mozambican daily newspaper Notícias.

At the end of a meeting in Tokyo with Mozambique’s Prime Minister, Aires Ali, the president of JICA expressed the institution’s wish to increase cooperation between the two countries.

JICA has supported Mozambique in developing road infrastructure and agricultural and housing projects, and is also involved in the refurbishment of the port of Nacala, in Nampula province.

Ahead of the visit by Aires Ali, Mozambique’s Mining Resources Minister, Esperança Bias was in Japan until last Sunday where she signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan’s Economy, Industry and Trade Minister, which will allow for effective cooperation between the two countries in the mining resources sector. (macauhub)