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JICA team in Kerala for Kochi metro talks

Posted on Nov 28, 08:01PM | UNI

The first fact-finding mission sent by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the funding agency of the proposed Kochi Metro Rail, will arrive here today to have discussions with the Kochi Metro Rail Ltd, a release said.

The ten-member team, led by Mr Takeshi Fukayama, senior consultant, Mitsubishi Research Institute, would have a two-day meeting with the Kochi Metro Railway Ltd, the implementing authority.

The team would discuss various issues, including the planning, evaluation of DPR, technology updating, procurement and package, implementation and preparation for repayment of the loan, from tomorrow, the release said.

The team would also have a site visit for the potential alignment of Kochi Metro project.