On his first visit to an African country, the new head of the Japan International Cooperation Agency has promised continued support for Tanzania’s power sector.
Akihiko Tanaka, who replaced Sadako Ogata as JICA chief in April, is on a five-day trip to Tanzania. He gave assurances that JICA will continue providing technical and financial assistance to help Tanzania meet its energy needs, the Daily News reports.
Among specific engagements JICA is eyeing are training projects to boost the capacity and efficiency of Tanzania’s Electricity Supply Co. Ltd.
While in Tanzania, Tanaka is also expected to meet with the country’s president to discuss other possible areas of cooperation, visit JICA-funded power infrastructure projects and attend the ongoing African Development Bank meeting in Arusha in northern Tanzania.
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