JICA Current Affairs, GK & News

L&T Bags contract for Bullet Train Project

The Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged a contract worth Rs 1390 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. This project is India’s first such project. L&T has bagged the contract for the project from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL). Highlights The contract for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet corridor have been given to Larsen ..

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ADB signs USD 200 million deal with Reliance for power plant in Bangladesh

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a $200 million financing deal with the Reliance Bangladesh LNG and Power Limited to build and operate a 718-megawatt combined-cycle-gas-fired power plant in Bangladesh. Highlights As per the Asian Development Bank, the project is going to ease ongoing energy shortages and drive further private sector investments in the ..

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India-Japan sign Rs 15,295 crores rail project

On March 27, 2020, the JICA (Japanese International Cooperation Agency), a funding agency of the Japanese Government signed an agreement with GoI for 3 mega rail infrastructure projects. The project cost has been estimated as Rs 15,295 crores Highlights According to the agreements, Rs 8,553 crores have been granted by the JICA for phase I ..

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Sustainable Catchment Forest Management launched in Tripura

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb launched the Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project which is undertaken with the assistance of JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). Sustainable Catchment Forest Management (SCATFORM) project The SCATFORM project aims to address issues such as forest cover loss and forest degradation have been mainly caused by shifting cultivation, which increases soil erosion risks ..

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Government signs $76 Million loan deal with JICA to Upgrade Alang-Sosiya Shipyards

The Union Government signed $76 million loan deal with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for starting upgradation project related to environment management plan at Alang-Sosiya ship recycling shipyards in Gujarat. The project will be executed by Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB) and is likely to be completed by 2022. The total cost of project is $111 ..

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