Japan’s development agency sets up shop in Cuba

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) opened an office in Havana to assist in the country’s infrastructure development. Cuba requested support for its transportation and energy sectors and JICA intends to expand cooperation between the two nations with the opening of a Cuban office. Cuba’s Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment Minister, Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz, said the opening of the office will help with new projects necessary for the development of Cuban society and the economy. JICA will focus first on assisting in creating plans for improvement to transportation infrastructure, as well as aid in providing storage solutions for solar energy farms.