JICA Official: Aid to Bangladesh to Increase, Not Drop

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has given assurance that its aid to Bangladesh will not decrease even as the Japanese government is spending billions to address the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami  that devastated the East Asian country March 11. 

“Our assistance will not decrease, rather will increase,” BDNews24.com quotes Toda Takao, chief representative of JICA’s office in Bangladesh.

Various Asian countries have expressed concern over the effects of the disasters on the schedule of the assistance they expect to receive from Japan.

>> Following Tsunami, Asian Countries Fear Delay, Drop in Japan Aid

Meantime, the Japanese embassy in Zimbabwe has canceled the signing of a Japanese grant for the African country’s health ministry.

>> Tsunami-Hit Japan Suspends Health Grant for Zimbabwe

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