Surveys for the Improvement of Harbor and Transportation Infrastructures in Ghana

October 31, 2008

  1. The Japanese government decided to implement preliminary surveys for the improvement of harbor and transportation infrastructures in Ghana and Tanzania, taking into account the possibility that it might lead to the promotion of direct investment by Japanese companies.
  2. (Notes 1) In Ghana, upon the request of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will conduct a preparatory survey for cooperation concerning harbor and transportation infrastructure.  The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, and the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) will work together.

    (Notes 2) In Tanzania, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and JETRO will implement an emergency survey for needs connected with a Mtwara Harbor expansion project.  Based on its results, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and JICA will consider conducting a further survey if necessary.

  1. This survey will be conducted in cooperation with JETRO and JICA, following the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD IV), held in May this year, and the outcomes of the public-private Joint Missions for Promoting Trade and Investment dispatched in September to Africa as its follow up.