Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Bank Group and JICA hold talks to push co-financing programmes forward

Bank Group and JICA hold talks to push co-financing programmes forwardThe African Development Bank Group, on Friday, January 30, 2015 in Abidjan, received Hiroshi Kato, Japan International Cooperation Agency Vice-President, on a courtesy visit to the institution. Vice-President Kato and his delegation – which included JICA’s Representative in Côte d’Ivoire, Yonezaki Eiro; and Kojima Umi, Programme Director for Côte d’Ivoire – held talks with AfDB Infrastructure Vice-President (OIVP) Solomon Asamoah.

The meeting explored areas of cooperation and how best JICA and the Bank Group would push forward co-financing of infrastructure, transport, ICT projects through private-sector operations.

“There are many private sector opportunities and interests in terms of financing projects in Africa,” Vice-President Asamoah told the delegation. “The sustainable development of Africa is one of the common concerns of the Bank Group and JICA. It is thus imperative for the two parties to join hands, with a view to developing the African private sector to accelerate economic growth and create jobs.” Read More...

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