Official Development Assistance (ODA)

Japan's Action

March 22, 2021


Japan has contributed to infrastructure investment that excels in both quality and quantity to respond vast infrastructure demand across the world, including the Indo-Pacific region.

For the overview of quality infrastructure, please follow the link below.

The Japanese Government's Initiatives

2015 Partnership for Quality Infrastructure
In collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), which has enhanced its capabilities, Japan will provide a total of approximately $110 billion (on the scale of 13 trillion yen) of quality infrastructure investment in Asia over the next five years.

Announcement of the Follow-up Measures of "Partnership for Quality Infrastructure"
2016 Expanded Partnership for Quality Infrastructure (PDF)Open a new window
As its own independent contribution toward infrastructure investment in accordance with the G7 Ise-Shima Principles, Japan will provide quality infrastructure investment on the scale of $200 billion in total across the world over the next five years.

Examples of Quality Infrastructure Investment Provided by Japan

Neak Loeung Bridge Construction Project in Cambodia

Implemented over the Mekong River in 2015, the Neak Loeung Bridge has eliminated growth bottlenecks not only in Cambodia but in neighboring countries as well, by doubling the traffic volume and dramatically shortening travel times.

When selecting construction technology, attention was also paid to labor-saving in the construction work and cost efficiency in the maintenance and management, all while still ensuring its quality. In addition, consideration was given to local residents' life, by selecting routes that minimize the need for them to relocate. Since the completion of the bridge, improved access to jobs and medical services has been improving the quality of life for residents in the neighborhood.

Mass Rapid Transport System Project in Delhi, India

The introduction of the mass rapid transport system in Delhi will contribute to a 22 million-ton reduction of CO2 emissions though utilizing Japanese company's technology, "Electric Power Regenerative Braking," and promoting modal shift. In addition, in order to improve safety and resilience in construction works, Japanese safety standards such as ensuring wearing helmets and safety shoes have been introduced at construction sites.

Nhat Tan Bridge Construction Project in Vietnam

The construction of a bridge over the Red River that crosses Hanoi has reduced travel times from the airport to Hanoi, making logistics more efficient and reducing traffic congestion. Using the "Steel Pipe-Piled Well Foundation Method," a Japanese company's construction technology for soft, weak ground, etc., has also contributed to improved cost efficiency. This method has been adopted as the design standard for many bridges in Vietnam, helping to make them safe.

New Bohol Airport Construction and Sustainable Environment Protection Project in the Philippines

When a new airport was built in Bohol Province to cope with its increasing air travel demand as a tourist destination, Japan's outstanding technology was leveraged to make it environmentally friendly, with the concept of "Eco Airport." The Japanese technology adopted included a solar power system, an air conditioning system that uses energy-saving technology, and energy-saving LED lightings.

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