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Japan’s JICA grants $18million to GDC capacity strengthening program

Drilling crew at Menengai, Kenya (source: flickr/ GDC5000)
Alexander Richter Alexander Richter 1 Jul 2013

Japan's International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will support the Capacity Strengthening Program of Geothermal Development Company (GDC) with a grant of $18 million (Sh 1. 6 billion).

In its efforts to support the geothermal development activities in Kenya, Japan’s International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will support the Capacity Strengthening Program of Geothermal Development Company (GDC) with $18 million (Sh 1. 6 billion).

The announcement of this support came last week at the signing of the grant to GDC, by JICA’s industrial development and public policy director-general Hidetoshi Irigaki.

“This technical assistance will improve GDC’s capacity as well as enhance capacity to prepare economically and environmentally viable business plans,” said Mr Irigaki.

Japan has recently highlighted again its continued support for geothermal in Africa, also in form of technical support.
Source: Daily Nation