JICA Opens Haiti Field Office

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has established a field office in Haiti to enhance its ties with the Haitian government and other donors to the country. The office, according to JICA Vice-President Izumi Takashima, was created in early June.

Takashima met with Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive during a visit to Haiti this week. Their discussions tackled Haiti’s recovery needs and health and agriculture projects that the agency planned to commence in the Caribbean country prior to the Jan. 12 earthquake. Bellerive appealed to the agency to revive these projects and urge private Japanese firms to invest in his country.

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