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Message from KOICA Pakistan

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the official website of the KOICA Pakistan Office and the KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP). I invite you to explore our website to learn about KOICA’s development cooperation program in the Pakistan as well as our alumni association’s events and activities. Korea ex...


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Saemaul Undong and Its Implication for Pakistan; Meeting KOICA, Park Chung Hee School of Policy & Saemaul at World Food Program Country Office

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KOICA Pakistan held a meeting with WFP on 22th 2013. This meeting was to see the potential of Saemaul undong in Pakistan and how WFP and KOICA can work together.Prof. Dr. Seung-woo, Dean Park ChungHee Schoool of Policy and Saemaul-yeungnam University of Korea, Mr. Sung Choon-ki, Director General KOICA explain the Saemaul Undong and its implication for Socio-economic development of Pakistan.

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KAPP News Letter 2015

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Dear Alumni KOICA Pakistan wish you a happy new year and also please find below the link for KAAP News Letter of 2015. 

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Please click on this link to download the KAAP news letter 2015 : 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/e0vlkyou44et6qs/News%20letter%202015.pdf?dl=0

If you have any problem feel free to contact us.

AJK KOICA Alumni Workshop 2015

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AJK (November 24th, 2015): The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Resident Representative Mr. Sung Choon-ki and KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) jointly held regional workshop on “Application of KOICA Trainings for Pakistan’s Development”. On the occasion. Mr. Sung Choon-ki Resident Representative KOICA Pakistan in his opening remarks said that the Korean government is committed to support Pakistan.

KOICA is going to establish KOICA Alumni Association of AJK. KOICA providing grant aid to Pakistan in health & Sanitation, Education and capacity Building of Pakistan. KOICA will complete two projects in December, 2015 consists of ICT Center in Islamabad and Waste Water Treatment plant in Kasur. We gathered in this workshop to share the experience learnt from Korea and its Implementation in Pakistan

Later, Mr. Adnan Wadood Program Manager of KOICA his presentation “KOICA and KAAP; Connecting people for Sustainable Development of Pakistan” presented how KOICA and KAAP playing its role in achieving MDGs and developing Pakistan human resources.


The speakers including Mr. Raja Zulqarnain Assistance Chief LG & CDD, Mr. Imran Ali Shah LG & CDD Executive Engineer, and Mr. Irshad Qureshi Secretary LG & CDD shared their success stories on how they applied the training of KOICA in their respective field for socio-economic development of Pakistan. They introduced new technologies and techniques which brought huge changes in their departments. The Newly elected president Mr. Abid Ghani Mir, Vice President Mr. Saeed-ur-Rehman, Women Vice President Ms. Parveen Akhtar and General Secrtary Mr. Raja Zulqarnain expressed their gratitude and appreciated the role of KOICA and affirm their support to play their role actively in building stronger ties among two friendly countries. Mr. Sung distributed souvenirs among speakers and participants.

KOICA Alumni Reception 2015

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alumni_reception2KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) organizes an Annual Alumni Reception 2015.  

[On OCT 16, 2015 KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) & Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), official donor agency of the Republic of Korea held an Annual Alumni reception 2015. More than 120 higher government official from different Government Ministries attended the program.

Mr. Sung Choon-Ki, the KOICA Resident Representative Pakistan said, in the technical cooperation program, more than 80 Government officials have participated in 20 different trainings programs in Korea. We had successfully established regional alumni associations in Peshawar and organized four workshops in Lahore, Peshawar, Karachi and Islamabad. Now we have more than one thousand alumni and numbers are increasing every year. I appreciate their participation in KOICA activities in Pakistan. We will soon complete the Waste Water Treatment Plant at Kasur, which will improve health and sanitation indicators in Punjab.

Secondly, Pak-Korea ICT Center in Islamabad will also be functional this year. This project aims to provide Advanced ICT training programs to Pakistani peoples. As well, Center for Agriculture and Livestock Technology in Rawalpindi will improve living condition of the farmers in Pakistan. Apart from these projects, KOICA has initiated the project of “Technical Textile Research Center” in Faisalabad and project for capacity building of Small Medium Enterprise, which will play significant role in sustainable development of Pakistan.

H.E the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea Prof. Dr. Song Jong-hwan while addressing to the alumni said during my tenure as ambassador, the Korean Prime Minister and Speaker of parliament visited Pakistan for the first time in history. And, on 27th September, the Korean President and your President had a summit meeting on the 70th UN General Assembly Session in New York. The two leaders discussed avenues of enhancing bilateral and multilateral ties.

Korean dramatic socio-economic development is often described as “Miracle on Han River” but this transformation never came overnight.

Thanks to the strong and visionary leadership and cohesion among peoples, that today, Korea has transformed into World 13th economy and from an aid recipient to donor Country.

It is my wish to see a similar ‘Miracle of the Indus River’ in Pakistan. God has given Pakistan the second highest mountain in the world as well as a deep sea like the Indian Ocean. Pakistan has a strategic location, abundant natural resources, population and land. Pakistan also has talented and skilled labor. All these reasons convince me Pakistan can achieve its own ‘Miracle of the Indus River’. Korea is fully prepared to assist Pakistan in achieving this miracle by sharing our experience and resources through KOICA and EDCF.

You are a great source of Korea and Pakistan and you can play a significant role in developing your country.  You are friends of Korea and can work prominently in linking two nations and developing an everlasting relationship in the future. I wish more strengthening friendship and continuing cooperation between our countries.

Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh, President KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan said that This year is the first time regional alumni associations are formed & activated to impart their important role in enhancing bilateral relation between Korea & Pakistan. This year we also organized a workshop on Application of KOICA's Training Program for Socio-Economic Development of Pakistan" with the help of KOICA office.

Mr. Abdul Rehman Khan Training Coordinator said that currently, approximately 100 trainees participate in KOICA’s training program each year and as you know KOICA alumni members reached over 1,000. These training programs contribute to strengthening Pakistan’s human resource capacities of the Government official by providing trainings in to their respective field and areas aligned with Pakistan’s development priorities.

Karachi KAAP Regional Workshop 2015

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Karachi (October 9th, 2015): The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) Resident Representative Mr. Sung Choon-ki and KOICA Alumni Association of Pakistan (KAAP) jointly held regional workshop on “Application of KOICA Trainings for Pakistan’s Development”. On the occasion. Mr. Sung Choon-ki Resident Representative KOICA Pakistan in his opening remarks said that the Korean government is committed to support Pakistan and particularity Karachi Sindh as it’s the hub of Pakistan economy.

“KIOCA assisted Sindh Pak Korea Garment Training Institute project in Karachi. Our ongoing development projects in Pakistan field of water, Education, Agriculture, Rural Development, ICT and Textile will provide employment opportunities to the people from all provinces and will alleviate poverty in the region.

Later, Mr. Adnan Wadood of KIOCA Program Management staff in their presentation “KOICA and KAAP; Connecting people for Sustainable Development of Pakistan” presented how KOICA and KAAP playing its role in achieving MDGs and developing Pakistan human resources.

The speakers including Muhammad Kazim Jafri, Statistical Officer, Pakistan Burea of Statistics., Mr. Abdul Rasool Shaikh, Federal Inspector of drugs, Drugs Regulatory Agency of Pakistan, and Hafeezullah Abdul Rehman, Deputy Director, Director of Inspection shared their success stories on how they applied the training of KOICA in their respective field for socio-economic development of Pakistan. They introduced new technologies and techniques which brought huge changes in their departments. The promoted president Mr. Shamir and newly elected Women Vice President Ms. Farhat Qudsea expressed their gratitude and appreciated the role of KOICA and affirm their support to play their role actively in building stronger ties among two friendly countries. Mr. Sung distributed souvenirs among speakers and participants.


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