[31st October 2018]

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CONSTRUCTION AND ECONOMY (RICE) PAID A COURTESY CALL ON H.E. THE AMBSSADOR

H.E. S.K. Maina, M.B.S(2nd Left), accomapnied by Mr. Paul Kaliih, Minister-Counsellor and Ms. Naoko Yagi, Trade Assistant, duirng the meeting with Amb. Masaya Fujiwara, with Ms. Fukiko Uchida, (Researcher) and Mr.Takashi Yamada, (Researcher).

On 30th October, 2018, Amb. Masaya Fujiwara, General Executive Director of Research Institute of Construction and Economy (RICE), paid a courtesy call on H.E. Amb. S.K. Maina, at the Embassy Chancery. Amb. Fujiwara Informed his host that he was scheduled to travel to Kenya on 11th to 15th November, 2018 on a Business Mission on behalf of their client, Japan-Africa Infrastructure Development Association (JAIDA).
He will be accompanied by a team of experts to carry out a feasibility study on available investment opportunities in Kenya in the construction and infrastructural development sector, especially, along the Northern Economic and Transport Corridor. The Association comprised of leading Japanese companies angaged in the construction and infrstructure sector. It was formed after TICADVI Summit held in August, 2016 in Nairobi, to promote Japanese private sector investment in the development of “High-Quality Infrastructure” in Africa as well as to build a partnership with public and private sectors of both Africa and Japan.
H.E. Amb. S.K. Maina thanked his guest and expressed satisfaction that since TICADVI summit in August, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya has witnessed unprecceded increase in number of Japanese companies’ investing in Kenya. He underscored the visit by RICE to Kenya was timely as is was coming immediately after the state visit to Japan by Indian Primier, H.E. Narendra Modi, and another Asian economic power house. Kenya has a long historical, cultural and economic ties with India. Japanese companies should therefore take the advantage of the existing Tripartite Agreement with India to invest in Joint ventures in Kenya with India.

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