JICA delegation visits ICCI, discusses reforms in key economic sectors


ISLAMABAD: A delegation of experts from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) working for various government organisations in Pakistan visited Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) to discuss reforms in key sectors of the economy.

JICA Export for Board of Investment’s Yuko Tanaka, JICA Expert for Trade Development Authority of Pakistan’s Mei Saito, JICA Expert for Engineering Development Board’s Shunichi Uchida, and Asia Engineering Consultant Co Ltd’s Hiroko Hayashi were in the delegation.

The delegation members said that they were working as JICA expert for Board of Investment (BoI), Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP)  and Engineering Development Board (EDB) in Pakistan and they wanted to get the input of private sector for further reforms in the key sectors of the economy.

They said they were working on developing an investment guidebook for Pakistan in order to lure more local and foreign investment in the country. They said that the suggestions of the business community would be given due consideration for marking them part of investment guidebook.

They said they wanted automation of Pakistan’s industry so that it could achieve better growth. They said the Japanese companies needed easy access to Pakistani market that would further strengthen bilateral business relations between the two countries.

Both sides discussed to organise a seminar at ICCI to highlight the potential areas of cooperation between Pakistan and Japan. The delegation assured to make suggestions and input of business community part of their recommendations for economic reforms in Pakistan.


  1. The most important issue is binding with the industrial sector to abide by the environment protection rules which are mostly avoided by the industrial sector and the government has always shown its soft concern with disregarding the health and the environment conditions of the country.

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