Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has decided to consider a soft loan of over Rs 1,000 crore for Haryana Investment Promotion Programme. 18-01-2016
Chandigarh, January 18- Impressed by the recent steps taken by the Government of Haryana, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has decided to consider a soft loan of over Rs 1,000 crore for Haryana Investment Promotion Programme. This was disclosed by Mr Hideaki Domichi, Senior Vice President of JICA while interacting with the delegation led by Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal in Tokyo today. Mr Domichi said that the introduction of a Japanese Call Centre, no enhancement policy and plugging of all the breaches in the boundary wall of Manesar were steps that make it very clear that Haryana has changed under the leadership of Mr Manohar Lal. He said that Mr Manohar Lal’s vision, speed and scale make it imperative for JICA to shoulder greater responsibility in economic development of Haryana. He said that Haryana was well positioned to receive the benefit of the stronger alliance between Japan and India under the leadership of Prime Minister of Japan, Mr Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi. Mr Manohar Lal sought the assistance of JICA in giving a big boost to dairy development in Haryana and building of Gurgaon-Manesar-Bawal Mass Rapid Transport System for which JICA has committed long term funding of US $ 2.5 billion.