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KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

KOICA Builds School for Those with Hearing Problems in Jordan

SEOUL, Sept. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), the nation’s official development assistance (ODA) agency, has built a special school for students with hearing problems in Jordan, the agency said Tuesday. Construction started in Marka, near the Jordanian capital Amman in 2014 in an ODA project worth US$ 5.2 million. Built [...]

South Korea Lends Helping Hand to Philippines in Fighting Crime

South Korea Lends Helping Hand to Philippines in Fighting Crime

SEOUL, July 14 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea will extend its support to help upgrade the investigation capabilities of the Philippines’ police force, officials at a state-run international aid agency in Seoul said Friday. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), South Korea’s bilateral aid agency, said that it and the Korea National Police Agency will [...]

KOICA’s World Friends Program Second Largest Source of Overseas Volunteers

KOICA’s World Friends Program Second Largest Source of Overseas Volunteers

SEOUL, March 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) has announced its 100th dispatch of Korean nationals overseas through the World Friends KOICA Volunteer program. The recruited volunteers will go through preparatory training at the Yongwol Education Center for 33 days. The 44 volunteers will then be dispatched to 12 assigned countries for two [...]

POSCO Helps Mozambique through New Community Movement

POSCO Helps Mozambique through New Community Movement

SEOUL, Jan. 30 (Korea Bizwire) — POSCO has been actively involved in the rehabilitation of people in Mozambique by teaching agricultural skills based on Saemaul Undong, or New Community Movement, which former President Park Chung-hee introduced in Korea in 1970s. Together with KOICA, it runs the Mozambique Saemaul Agricultural Training Center, which offers instruction in farming [...]

KOICA to Establish Economic Development Think Tank in Myanmar

KOICA to Establish Economic Development Think Tank in Myanmar

SEOUL, Sep. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – A state-run economic think tank modeled after the Korea Development Institute will be established in Myanmar as part of an international assistance program initiated by the Korea International Cooperation Agency. KOICA said on September 9 that it signed an agreement with Myanmar government officials at the nation’s capital Naypyitaw. [...]