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Japan keen to share technology for Indian expressways

Japan is keen on technology transfer with India for developing expressways, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways said today.

Japanese Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Senior Vice Minister Me Ken Okuda, along with delegates, called on Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways Jitin Prasada yesterday, an official release said.

Okuda said the Japanese government is looking at sharing and exchanging technical experts and technology, especially for the high-speed corridors of expressways.

Both the ministers agreed and acknowledged the need to enhance the cooperation in pursuance of the decisions taken in the Prime Minister-level meeting held last year wherein the focus on infrastructure development and cooperation between the two countries was agreed to.

'The operationalisation of cooperation and undertaking cooperation activities is possible once the two countries sign the cooperation agreement at the earliest,' Okuda said.

'The various objectives and the focus areas that have been identified for prioritised operationalisation are development of the high speed expressway corridors, use of modern technology for transport system and tolling system,' Jitin Prasada said in the statement.

Prasada assured the Japanese delegation that signing of the agreement for cooperation activities will be expedited.
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