Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama met with Japan International Cooperation Assistance President, Shini-chi Kita-oka in Iwaki, Japan where they had discussions on the ongoing cooperation programs in Fiji and key projects currently undertaken by JICA in Fiji.
In a statement, government states that key projects such as the Nadi River project and the construction of the Tamavuaiwai bridge were the focus of the discussions held.
Kitaoka commended Fiji’s leadership as a remarkable one adding Fiji was very visible on the international scene.
He says Fiji as part of the Pacific Islands are bonded by the Pacific Ocean and shares common responsibility to maintain the ocean.
Kitaoka says Fiji was a good partner to Japan and showed the essence of success.
Ongoing cooperation programs in Fiji by JICA include Social Economic Infrastructure Resilience, Islands and Remote Areas Education Support Program, Pacific Islands Health and Medical, Environment Management and Disaster Risk Reduction.