The Department of Sector Planning held a joint meeting with the delegation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) at the Ministry's headquarters to discuss Japanese loan projects worth $ 7.7 billion for 28 different projects in the health, education, water and electricity sectors and stages of completion. Samawah and Baghdad Water Project. The Director General of the Sector Planning Department, Bassem Mahmoud Dhari, who chaired the meeting, said: "The Department and through its planning sectors will work to overcome all obstacles through a clear new vision and within a few days to complete these projects and start implementing them on the ground including Baghdad Water and the Samawah water Project.
Stressing the importance of health sector projects and promised that there will be a direct meeting with all concerned in the Ministry of Health to discuss its projects or update and work to determine priorities with the Japanese delegation. He pointed out that the priority of the liberated areas is to rehabilitate the hospitals that have been damaged by sabotage and terrorism, stressing that JICA has an important and pioneering role in this field and has worked on important projects that affect the lives of the Iraqi citizen who suffered a lot.
For his part, the representative of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency Kazma Yozuki and his delegation said that the next phase will witness an important transition in the implementation of projects, praising the role of the efforts of the Ministry of Planning, especially the work of the sectoral departments in correcting the imbalance and overcoming the obstacles and holding direct meetings with the relevant authorities in order to speed and accuracy of the inclusion of projects Implementation. "The Japanese government over the past decade has provided Japan with more than 720 billion yen in the form of a loan for development assistance. It has implemented technical cooperation within the training program for nearly 9,500 Iraqi trainees in Japan. To carry out nearly 28 projects in the areas of health, education, electricity and water.