Tue, 11 Oct 1994

JICA to increase aid to RI

JAKARTA (JP): The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japanese government's arm in extending technical cooperation to developing countries, stated here yesterday that it will increase assistance to Indonesia by 22.8 percent to US$170 million in 1994 from the previous year.

Koichiro Okazaki, the president of JICA's Jakarta office, told reporters that the agency has worked in various sectors, including public health, the development of agricultural statistics, telecommunication and environmental preservation.

Okazaki also said that JICA last year trained about 200,000 Indonesians in various programs.

JICA celebrated its 20th anniversary on Aug. 1. (hdj)