JICA signed memorandum with Ministry of Railway

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New Delhi, December 22
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed the Memorandum with the Ministry of Railway, Government of India, and National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRC), which is a new agency in charge of the implementation of the Project, and a joint venture consisting of Japan International Consultants for Transportation Co., Ltd.(JIC) , NIPPON KOEI CO., LTD., and Oriental Consultants Global Co., Ltd.,to implement “the General Consultancy of the Mumbai – Ahmedabad High Speed Railway Construction Project (GC).” The Memorandum was signed by Toru Arai, Director General of the South Asia Department, JICA, Achal Khare, Adviser Infrastructure, Railway Board, Ministry of Railways, Government of India, and Coordinating Director, NHSRC, and Takashi Yamazaki, President of JIC in the presence of H.E. Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Minister for Railways, Government of India, Kenko Sone, Minister, Embassy of Japan, and Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of JICA.
The GC is to provide design and bidding assistance for the public works and systems required for the construction of a high-speed
railway linking two cities Mumbai and Ahmedabad in India, which was agreed to at the Japan-India Summit Meeting held in December 2015.
The signing of this memorandum, which confirms the methodology of the GC work, by the tripartite related parties including
Indian side, Ministry of Railway and NHSRC, marks an important step toward actual project implementation and the GC work has been fully mobilized and moving forward following the contract signing between JICA and the Joint Venture on 9th December.
The cost of this GC will be borne by JICA and this GC, up to 2020, will contribute to the smooth implementation of the High Speed Railway Project mentioned above.

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