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Tamil Nadu urges JICA to approve projects quickly
Tamil Nadu government urged the Japanese aid agency JICA for early approval of various projects assisted by it in the state including the second phase of Chennai Metro Rail and a 400 MLD desalination plant.
This was stated by CM O Panneerselvam to the visiting Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA) delegation led by its President Shinichi Kitaoka, a state government release here said. Tamil Nadu government has undertaken various JICA-assisted initiatives including the Chennai Metro Rail project. “The CM requested the President of JICA for the early approval of some important projects proposed by Government of Tamil Nadu for JICA assistance including the 400 MLD Desalination Plant for Chennai, Chennai Metro Rail Project Phase II and Tamil Nadu Investment Promotion Programme Phase II,” it said. He also sought for JICA’s early approval for Chennai Peripheral Ring Road Project with Intelligent Transport System, and the Chennai Urban Infrastructure Project, it added.