Yen Loan “Irrigation Sector Loan” (Completion Ceremony)


1. On March 18, 2018, Mr. Fumio Iwai, Ambassador of Japan to Iraq, visited East Garraf, Thi-Qar Governorate, to celebrate the completion of “Irrigation Sector Loan”.

2. The project was accomplished by the Japanese Yen Loan ($81 million around 9.414 billion Japanese yen). This project aims to enhance the agricultural productivity and increase job opportunities in Iraq in the medium to long term by installing pump stations in Wasit Governorate and Thi-Qar Governorate and providing other irrigation facilities (generators, trucks etc.) in 15 Governorates including the aforementioned two governorates.

3. Japan hopes that this project leads to economic and social reconstruction in Iraq. It is worth mentioning that some Japanese companies contribute to this project by providing consulting services or related facilities.

4. During his visit, Ambassador Iwai, reaffirmed Japan’s determination to continue support to Iraq while encouraging self-help efforts of Iraqi people.