Fiji Time: 5:25 AM on Friday 19 December

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Japan volunteers visit PSC

Nasik Swami
Thursday, January 16, 2014

SIX Japanese volunteers are in Fiji to work with various government ministries for the next two years.

The volunteers, part of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), paid a courtesy call on PSC permanent secretary Parmesh Chand this week.

An Information Ministry statement said the volunteers visited Mr Chand as part of their orientation program before taking up their assignments.

Mr Chand said the public service was grateful to have a long-term association with JICA and the volunteer program enriched and strengthened Fiji and Japan's bilateral relations.

"They have worked in most parts of Fiji, mostly in rural areas, and have made a huge difference in the lives of our people. The skills they have left behind are still evident in these locations," Mr Chand said.

He said the volunteers were identified and selected in response to requests by various ministries, departments and agencies based on their work plans and priorities.

The volunteers will work with education, local government, agriculture and youth ministries and the FNU's National Training and Productivity Centre at Nabua.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Justice and sleep at last
  2. Court told of baby's tragic end
  3. Rugby star's emotional celebration with children
  4. Kolinisau: Team was fit
  5. Kalouniwai for top job
  6. Muslim league condemns Sydney crisis
  7. Call to clarify action
  8. Kunatani, Tuwai to return in next leg
  9. Back to the roots
  10. Christmas gifts bring smiles

Top Stories this Week

  1. 7s TV saga Friday (12 Dec)
  2. Under investigation Friday (12 Dec)
  3. TV pair sent home Wednesday (17 Dec)
  4. My boy, my hero Monday (15 Dec)
  5. Justice and sleep at last Thursday (18 Dec)
  6. She's gone but the pain stays Tuesday (16 Dec)
  7. Debate on Bill No. 28 Friday (12 Dec)
  8. TERROR ALERT Gunmen strike Sydney cafe Tuesday (16 Dec)
  9. Clan leader calls for harsher penalties Wednesday (17 Dec)
  10. Five-try Fiji forge Plate final berth Monday (15 Dec)