The Japan International Cooperation Agency has assured India that it will not reduce or reassess its funding for new and ongoing projects in the South Asian country.
“There is not going to be any effect on either the ongoing projects or the proposed new projects,” Shinichi Yamanaka, JICA’s representative to India, told the Hindustan Times.
Yamanaka added that the Japanese government is currently examining a request from the Indian government for financial assistance to more than 10 infrastructure projects, the Hindustan Times reports. The JICA official said the government will be making a decision “shortly.”
India and other Asian countries have aired concerns that Japan may reduce or delay its assistance to them as the country focuses on domestic rehabilitation following March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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