Handover Ceremony for the Provision of Industrial Products for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan under Japan's Non-Project Grant Aid (FY2011)
March 12, 2014
In response to the Great East Japan Earthquake which hit the eastern part of Japan on March 11, 2011, the Government of Japan decided to implement “the non-project grant aid for provision of industrial products”, in which products manufactured in the areas affected by the devastating earthquake will be procured for the recipient countries. The Government of Japan expects that the newly-introduced grant aid will play a pivotal role in revitalizing the economy of those affected areas.
In the captioned project, which aims to provide industrial products for Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI) and Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), the handover ceremony was held in CTTI in Islamabad on December 27, 2013, celebrating the completion of delivery of all the products to CTTI.
On behalf of the Government of Pakistan, His Excellency Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Mr. Muhammad Arshad Bhatti, Federal Secretary of the Ministry of Communications and Mr. Ejaz Hussain, Director of CTTI, attended the ceremony, while His Excellency Mr. Hiroshi Inomata, Ambassador of Japan to Pakistan, took part in the occasion as a representative of Japanese Government.
H.E. Mr. Inomata (second from left) gives a memorial key to Mr. Hussain (fourth from left) through H.E. Mr. Iqbal (third from left)
H.E. Mr. Inomata (second from right)
and H.E. Mr. Iqbal (rightmost) look at parts made by CNC lathes
Through the project, 15 different types of industrial products, equivalent to 170 million Japanese Yen, were delivered to CTTI. The products include wheel loaders, excavators, CNC (Computer Numerical Control) lathes and forklifts. CTTI chose those products from the product list provided by the Government of Japan. Before start of this project, JICS cooperated with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in preparation of the list in the respect that JICS collected information of products which are manufactured in the disaster affected areas, based on the product information database compiled by the past procurement experience of JICS, and sorted them by sector (welfare, medical care and so on). JICS has found this project quite challenging in a sense that the products made in the disaster-affected areas should meet the requirements of the Government of Pakistan. JICS as a procurement agent of the Government of Pakistan, however, successfully completed procurement activities, such as selection of suppliers and supervision of delivery of the products.
In the handover ceremony, H.E. Mr. Iqbal and Mr. Hussain expressed their gratitude for the support Japan has extended to CTTI since its establishment in 1986, including the captioned project. H.E. Mr. Inomata, in his remarks, thanked the people of Pakistan for offering assistance to Japanese people in a quick response to the massive earthquake and tsunami. H.E. Mr. Inomata also said that he expects the bond of friendship between the two countries to be strengthened through the project.
JICS hopes that the products procured by JICS will be effectively used in CTTI for their trainees and will help those trainees become recognized as the leading experts in the future.
Forklifts delivered to CTTI (manufactured by Komatsu Ltd.)
Basic Information of This Project
|Project Name||Non-Project Grant Aid for Provision of Industrial Products|
|Grant Amount||300 million Japanese Yen|
|Date of E/N||March 7, 2012|
|Date of A/A||May 15, 2012|
|Agent Agreement Counterparty||Economic Affairs Division
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Statistics
Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan
|Project Outline||Procurement of industrial products manufactured in the areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
1) Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI)
2) Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS)
|Procured Items and Manufactured Areas||Wheel Loader (2) from Ibaraki Pref.
Excavator (2) from Ibaraki Pref.
Jackhammer (2) from Ibaraki Pref.
Impact Wrench (2) from Ibaraki Pref.
Miter Saw (2) from Ibaraki Pref.
Hand Shear (2) from Ibaraki Pref.
Nibbler (2) from Ibaraki Pref.
CNC Lathe (Type I) (2) from Miyagi Pref.
CNC Lathe (Type II) (2) from Miyagi Pref.
Projector (4) from Fukushima Pref.
Automobile Gas Tester (1) from Fukushima Pref.
Diesel Smoke Tester (1) from Fukushima Pref.
High Pressure Washer (1) from Fukushima Pref.
Engine Cart (1) from Iwate Pref.
Forklift (3) from Tochigi Pref.