Japan's Official Development Assistance White Paper 2006
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Chapter 2 Details about Japan's ODA
Five new bridges replacing older ones under Japan's grant aid (Nicaragua)
Renovation Plan for National Highway No. 9 (Laos)
- Japan has already obligated grant aid assistance of about US$1.5 billion for Iraq's nation building. Japan concurrently promotes human resource development, reconstruction assistance through international organizations and NGOs, and debt reduction. Further ahead, Japan is to fully enter the stage of assistance through yen loans.
- In April 2005, Japan and China reached a common recognition concerning the conclusion of the extension of new yen loans by the time of the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Currently working-level discussions are underway to adjust details of the matter. Japan provides China with grant aid cooperation and technical cooperation in projects that contribute to solving common issues of the two countries such as environmental problems and to the promotion of mutual understanding and exchanges.
- To strengthen its countermeasures for terrorists and pirates, Japan decided to offer three patrol vessels to Indonesia through grant aid cooperation. Although the patrol boats were identified as arms under Japan's Three Principles to Ban Exports of Arms, the boats were made an exception from the said principles after Japan and Indonesia agreed to set a limit to the purposes for which the vessels are used, and the Chief Cabinet Secretary made a relevant statement.