FG, Japan’s JICA hold bilateral talks on power, infrastructure projects

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Nigeria has held bilateral discussions with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the areas of power and infrastructure projects as well as some pipeline projects, P.M. News reports.

The Nigerian delegation was led by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, while the Senior Vice President of JICA, Mr. Hiroshi Kato, led the JICA delegation. The permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Finance (FMF), Alhaji Mahmoud Isa-Dutse; who represented the Finance Minister, assured that Nigeria and the agency would continue to work harmoniously towards the realization of ongoing infrastructure projects in the power, water and road sectors as well as the rehabilitation of Jebba hydro power project.

On the power transmission project, Kato said JICA was working towards signing a loan agreement for the project by March 2019. He expressed the agency’s interest in implementing a master plan study on National Power System Development. He assured that the National Power System Development project would be a technical cooperation between Nigeria and JICA.