Japan signs US$439 million loan agreement with Thailand to support COVID-19 response

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a ¥50 billion (US$439 million) loan agreement with Thailand as part of its COVID-19 Crisis Response Emergency Support Loan program.

The loan will be used to strengthen the healthcare system as Thailand addresses the COVID-19 crisis and will help support vulnerable populations who have been affected by the pandemic. 

Japan also announced a ¥500 million (US$4.4 million) grant to equip Suvarnabhumi International Airport, four border quarantine stations, and hospitals with resources to support quarantine, border control, and diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases.

News article – NNA Asia (in Japanese)

Press release – Japan International Cooperation Agency 

Press release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan