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Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)


JBIC is a government agency with a mandate to conduct policy-based lending for Japan’s external economic activities. Its purpose shall be to contribute to the sound development of Japan and the international economy and community through undertaking lending and other financial operations: for the promotion of Japanese exports, imports or Japanese economic activities overseas; for the stability of international financial order; and for economic and social development or economic stability in developing areas; in accordance with the principle that it shall not compete with commercial financial institutions. JBIC’s operations consist of the International Financial Operations (IFOs) and the Overseas Economic Cooperation Operations (OECOs).

JBIC pledged "greater considerations for environmental issues and a positive effort to promote environmental improvement projects" as its operational tasks. To fulfill this task, JBIC makes use of various financial tools and applies preferential interest rates rather than ordinary lending rates for environmental conservation and improvement projects. In the area of air quality management, JBIC has actually provided assistances for various projects mainly in Asia.


[x ] Air quality monitoring
[ x ] Air quality management
[x ] Stationary sources of air pollution
[x ] Mobile sources of air pollution

  1. China
  2. Thailand
  3. Philippines
  4. Viet Nam
  5. Malaysia
  6. India

JBIC’s Medium-Term Strategy for OECOs laid down priority area, priority region and assistance strategies for each region and key country. These countries listed above are key countries for which JBIC’s assistance places priority on environmental improvement.


In OECOs, JBIC has provided financial assistances to projects which aim to improve air quality in urban areas, and examples of such projects are listed below. As for the other projects (including OOF projects), please see our Environmental Reports (

  1. China "Anhui Environmental Improvement Project"
  2. China "Henan Environmental Improvement Project"
  3. China "Guiyang Environment Model City Project"
  4. China "Chongqing Environment Model City Project"
  5. China "Dalian Environment Model City Project"
  6. China "Beijing Environmental Improvement Project"
  7. China "Liuzhou Environment Improvement Project (III)"
  8. China "Shenyang Environment Improvement Project (II)"
  9. India "Delhi Mass Rapid Transport System Project "
  10. Thailand "MRTA Initial System Project (Blue Line)"
  11. Malaysia "Port Dickson (Tuanku Jaafar) Power Station Rehabilitation Project"
  12. Mongolia "Ulaanbaatar 4th Thermal Power Plant Rehabilitation Project"

Other than these projects, there are many projects that aim air pollution prevention as one of their objectives (e.g. projects consisting of anti-air pollution component and anti-water pollution component).


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