ISLAMABAD: Japan has announced the launch of technical assistance programs for Pakistan, including in the areas of health, education, agriculture, gender and IT.
According to details, Japan has announced the launch of 7 new technical cooperation programs for Pakistan. The programs of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be for 3 years.
Japan will support industry capacity building at the federal and provincial levels. The Japanese government will launch 25 technical assistance programs this fiscal year, new programs include health, education, agriculture, gender and IT.
Maternal and child health care in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is part of the trout farming program, while in Sindh, community care, including education policy, livestock projects are included.
The program announced by Japan also includes plans for gender-based violence in Punjab and development of ICT industry in Pakistan.
It may be recalled that in April this year, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Pakistan and Japan to send Pakistani skilled workers to Japan. The MoU was aimed at sending Pakistanis to Japan through a private company.