[26th November 2014]

OFFICIAL VISIT TO JAPAN BY HON. ENG. MICHAEL KAMAU, CABINET SECRETARY FOR TRANSPORT AND INFRASTRUCTURE, 16TH -22ND NOVEMEBER, 2014

R-L:Cabinet Secretary for Transport & Infrastructure Eng. M. Kamau with Ms. Doden, Seniour Commentator , Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK); Dr. A. Tanaka-President JICA, and Dr. J .Page, Senoir Fellow, Global Economy & Development before the symposium panel discusion commemorating 60th Anniverasry of Japanese ODA, in Tokyo.

Hon. Eng. Michael Kamau, Cabinet Secretary for Transport and Infrastructure made a one week official visit to Japan at the invitation of the Japanese Government for the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Japanese Official Development Assistance (ODA) during which he was one of the panelist speakers. The Cabinet Secretary was accompanied by Director General- Kenya National Highway Authority, Managing Director- Kenya Railways Cooperation; and two other officials from the Ministry.

The cabinet Secretary also graced the Kenya transport and Infrastructure Seminar that was co-organized by the Kenya Embassy in Tokyo, JICA, JETRO, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism (MLIT); the Overseas Construction Association of Japan; Infrastructure Development Institute of Japan; and the Secretariat of Conference of Overseas Port Logistics Projects.

During his stay in Japan, Hon, Eng. Kamau held meetings with various Government Ministries and Agencies including, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy Trade & Industry, Ministry of Lands, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and a few private sector executives. The Cabinet secretary was also conducted to selected transport and infrastructural site visits including the railway systems, and the Yokohama and Kobe Ports. He was also able to reunite with childhood friends; former Japanese Volunteers to Kenya after 45 years since their last contact while in Kenya.

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