JICA to provide tech assistance for roads in J&K

NEW DELHI: The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on Thursday said it will provide technical assistance to government for development of national highways in mountainous regions like Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
“JICA has signed a technical cooperation agreement with the Government for ‘capacity development project on highways in mountainous regions,” it said in a statement.
The project will provide for strengthening of institutional capacity of organisations engaged in development of road network in mountain terrains, such as Ministry of Road Transport & Highways (MoRTH), NHA, NHIDCL and state-level PWDs.
The road ministry has assigned high priority to the development of national highways in the mountainous regions to enhance local connectivity, especially in Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and the North-East region