MGIO’S Three Consecutive Years Visiting to Major Development Project Sites
Implemented by JICA, South Sudan
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) was established in 1974 as an agency of the Government of Japan responsible for implementing technical cooperation programs of Japan’s Official Development Assistance. JICA aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation as well as the sound development of Japanese and global economy by supporting the socioeconomic development, recovery or economic stability of developing regions.
JICA in South Sudan
JICA has supported the development of South Sudan since before its independence. After opening its office in Juba, JICA has worked in partnership with the Government of South Sudan for the peace and development of the country. Currently, JICA is implementing its programs in four focused areas of Japanese assistance to South Sudan to promote nation-building and consolidation of peace.
Focused Areas and Ongoing JICA Projects in 2015-2016
1. Improvement of Basic Economy and Social Infrastructures
- Construction of “Freedom Bridge”
- Improvement of Water Supply System of Juba
- Improvement of Juba River Port
- Capacity Development on Sustainable Road Maintenance & Management in Juba
- Enhancement of Operation & Management of Inland Waterway
2. Development of Alternative Industries
- Comprehensive Agricultural Development Master Plan
- Irrigation Development Master Plan
3. Improvement on Basic Living and Livelihood
- Improvement of Basic Skills & Vocational Training
4. Strengthening Governance and Security
- Institutional Capacity Development of South Sudan TV and Radio
For the invaluable journey of charity and advocacy in Juba, South Sudan, Anea Garcia, Miss Grand International 2015 together with Sarah Gabriel, Miss Grand South Sudan 2016, Akan William Awer, Miss Grand South Sudan 2015, and Miss Atong Demach, JICA PR Adviser and CEO of Beauties of South Sudan had a chance to visit those stated major development project sites. In general, all countries in the world comprise both natural and human resources. If any countries have adequate fertile areas and appropriate allocations of those resources, people would have strengthened their minds to contribute to societies and nations. Consequently, the nation could have security and people would live happily. “To promote nation-building and consolidation of peace, not only the government team can make it possible, but people of the nation must work hand in hand with them by developing themselves with their great potential in all aspects.” Stated Anea Garcia.
MGIO affirms its aims to promote great cooperation with all countries worldwide to see the people in the entire world live with quality of life. Likewise, the journey to South Sudan of Anea Garcia, this has been MGIO’S three consecutive years visiting to major development project sites implemented by JICA. “As a saying, ‘Rome was not built in a day’, this could apparently be proved by those projects implemented by JICA in South Sudan. With great cooperation between human resources of the entire world, it can bring enormous peace, happiness and security to mankind.” The last words of Anea Garcia before she left Juba city, South Sudan.