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Delhi Metro wins Japanese award for outstanding civil engineering

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JSCE ‘Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award

The Delhi Metro’s Phase I, II and III projects have been awarded the prestigious Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE) ‘Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award’ for the year 2020.

Highlights:

  • This award is given to highly selective showcasing projects in the development of civil engineering technology across the world.
  • The JSCE termed the Delhi Metro’s project as ‘High-Quality Infrastructure Development Project.
  • The Delhi Metro was awarded because its projects have brought awareness of safety and efficiency at construction sites in India and provided residents with safe, secure and comfortable transportation.
  • The Delhi Metro’s civil engineering achievements in the past two decades have received global recognition and have been appreciated by prominent international organizations.

JICA and Delhi Metro:

  • The JICA has supported Delhi Metro’s all phases including the ongoing Phase -IV project by providing not only smoothest financial support but with excellent value-added activities such as knowledge assistance by introducing Japanese innovative technologies and mindset of safety and innovation, unique work culture, technical cooperation and capacity building of DMRC.
  • The magnanimous support from Japan, JICA including India Office has helped Delhi Metro in becoming a Shining Example globally in the field of urban mass transit.

About JICA:

  • The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is a governmental agency that delivers the bulk of Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the government of Japan.
  • It is chartered with assisting economic and social growth in developing countries, and the promotion of international cooperation.
  • It was founded on October 1, 2003.
  • It is headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan.

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