Islamabad: 4th August 2021 (TDI): The Government of Japan has decided to offer 70 training programs, which are held in Japan or implemented online for Pakistani nationals every year, as a part of development cooperation for the further development of Pakistan. The programs widely cover various sectors from social needs such as education, health, water resources, environment, and human development, to industrial needs such as agriculture, energy, transportation, and ICT. Governance, disaster risk reduction, and gender are also covered. The number and condition of participants and terms are set according to the target of each course. The programs for Pakistan have been implemented since 1957 and approximately 6,000 Pakistani people participated over a long history.
The programs are implemented by JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), thanks to the support of Japanese ministries, municipalities, universities, and relevant organizations. Under the restriction on overseas travel by the COVID-19 pandemic, JICA is utilizing alternative methods such as online communications so that opportunities to participate in the training will not be lost.
MATSUDA Kuninori, the Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, citing his optimism on the training programs in Japan, stated that these exceptionally wide variety training programs can be achieved as a result of a long succession of more than 60 years track record. “I would like all participants to make maximum use of this opportunity, even in challenging times”, said the Ambassador.
The Ambassador hoped that these participants who will broaden their knowledge in Japan could contribute towards the bright future of Pakistan and further strengthening of Japan-Pakistan relations.