Rethinking Japan’s Investment in Manipur

By Jiten Yumnam Development financing by International Financial Institutions such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the World Bank (WB), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has become more intense in Manipur in recent years. India’s Look East or Act East policy has further facilitated the intrusion and investment of such financial institutions. The ADB […]

Ignored realities: Downstream impacts of Mapithel dam

Jiten Yumnam Manipur of late, has seen several development processes targeting the land and natural resources of Manipur. Many of these development processes, both policies and specific projects are afflicted with larger social and environment challenges apart from longstanding and intergenerational impacts. In most situations, many of the impacts remain neglected or deliberately ignored. The […]

State explores loan options for road development

Imphal, August 18 2017: The State Government has been considering to seek loans and financial investments from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) for development of the State Highways, Major District Roads (MDRs) and Other District Roads (ODRs). Most of the State Highways, MDRs and ODRs which are being maintained by […]

Japan offers tech assistance

Imphal, August 03 2017: The Government of Japan has offered technical assistance in implementing certain projects in Manipur in 2018. Under its technical cooperation programme, the Government of Japan wrote to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs offering technical assistance in certain areas. Subsequently, the Ministry of Finance wrote to the State Government […]

Corporation to reassess storm water drain plan

CHENNAI: The Greater Chennai Corporation will reassess the project area for Integrated Storm Water Drain (ISWD) construction in Kovalam basin after fresh riders were laid down by the international agency which is funding the project. Construction of macro drains which are nearly five metres in width is under way in one of the three river […]

NE India important part of 2nd World War reconciliation process: Hiramatsu

New Delhi, Mar 24: Northeastern India, especially Manipur and Nagaland, with the region’s many remnants of 2nd World War, is an important part of the reconciliation process between Japan and Britain, Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu has said. Hiramatsu, who has visited Manipur, Nagaland and Assam in the recent past and is planning to […]