Koica Myanmar

Myanmar Koica

KOICA in Myanmar focuses specifically on: The KOICA is helping Myanmar to cope with the effects of climate change. Korean Agency for International Cooperation On January 15, NAY PYI TAW, 2016.01.15 - Korea International Cooperation Agency(KOICA) hosted a Myanmar Development Institute (MDI) sign hanger event in Nay Pyi Taw to announce its formal opening and a workshops to announce its Blueprint. KOICA, in cooperation with the Korea Development Institute (KDI), is carrying out the "Establishment of MDI" lighthouse project from 2014 to 2019 with 20 million dollars.

The MDI will act as a think tanks in Myanmar, as it is a decision-maker to develop socio-economic and country-specific policies after their implementation. KOICA planned the pendant and sign making workshops after receiving the president's announcement in November last year that MDI had been founded. The MDI Central Committee Chairman, Dr. Zaw Oo, announces the MDI Masterplan with his view of fostering systems and research topics as a political think tanks and called on the MDI Central Committee, consisting of nine departments, to provide sustained assistance and debate.

Members of the Central Committee, permanent secretaries from seven of a total of nine divisions such as the Ministry of Immigration and Population, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Cooperation, the Ministry of Construction, the Ministry of Trade, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were involved in the introduction of MDI as they discussed its further develop.

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Korean Agency for International Cooperation

Bi-national co-operation between the Republic of Korea (ROK) and the Republic of Myanmar began in 1987. In the period 1987-2013, Korea's government's total public sector foreign direct investment (ODA) in Myanmar amounted to $137,890,000. Most of the Korea Government's OECD is provided by the Korea International Corporation Agency (KOICA) as the Korea International Corporation Office and the Korea Export and Import Bank (Korea Exim Bank), which is in charge of concessionary lending under the name of the Economic Growth Co-operation Fund (EDCF).

In addition, since 2005 more than sixteen governments and Korea's national authorities have administered small relief programs in Myanmar. As Myanmar was identified as one of the twenty-three developing co-operation partners for the Korea administration in March 2015, the amount of Korea's ODA to Myanmar is projected to continue to increase in the years ahead.

KOICA's overall spending in Myanmar over the years 1991-2014 amounts to some US$ 66 million. In 2013, this figure was $11.34 million (75% of Korea's $14.5 million in Myanmar's overall subsidy to Myanmar), up from $6.2 million in 2012.

Remark: While KOICA is the most important branch of the ROK government's OECD support programme, some other government agencies and institutions also administer their own support schemes. The KOICA programme of cooperation and cooperation is being implemented on the basis of the Framework Agreement on Financial Support between the two Korean and Myanmar authorities, which has been concluded on 9 October 2012.

The Framework Agreement is ratified each year to define the special contribution of the two administrations to the KOICA relief programs in Myanmar. KOICA's programs are organised through various types of cooperation: international cooperation programs, scholarship programs, World Friends Korea (WFK) programs, international cooperation, international cooperation, international cooperation, international cooperation, international cooperation and peace.

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