Survey Department gets JICA assistance for aerial mapping of North
May 3, 2010 02:31 pm
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is to
Three new projects to contribute towards the effective and
sustainable reconstruction of the
The Project for digital topographic mapping of the
Aerial photography will facilitate the maps to be prepared to the highest quality and with all key details including topographical features, land use and altitude contours. These detailed maps will enable governmental organizations and other development partners to efficiently plan and design the reconstruction and development activities in the Province.
The project for development planning for the rapid promotion
of reconstruction and development in Jaffna District and the project for
development planning for the urgent rehabilitation of the resettlement
community in Mannar District will be implemented in close collaboration with
The Ministry of Economic Development, which takes over the functions of the Ministry of Nation Building and Estate Infrastructure Development, is the lead counterpart for the projects.
The projects aim to map out effective and sustainable
development plans for
Mannar Districts with focus on strengthening community-based organizations and engaging local communities in rehabilitation and maintenance of rural infrastructure.
Community Action Planning (CAP) methodology will be used to ensure engagement of the stakeholders from the initial stages. Several pilot projects will be carried out to rehabilitate rural infrastructure for revival of livelihoods and socio-economic activities of the resettled people of the two Districts. These pilot projects will cover various key livelihood generation sectors, and will take into account demographic composition and socio-economic characteristics typical to the region.
The good practices and lessons learnt from these pilot projects will be incorporated into the development plans. While providing essential rural infrastructure in the interim, the development plans produced as the end output will facilitate JICA as well as other development partners to select candidate projects for assistance.
JICA’s assistance to the reconstruction of the
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is the
executing agency of Japan’s Bilateral Official Development Assistance (ODA).
JICA, the world biggest bilateral aid agency, works in over 150 countries and
regions. In accordance with its vision of “inclusive and Dynamic Development,” JICE
supports the resolution of development issues in developing countries. In