‘Project appraisal based on viability of the
Japanese experts at NEDA workshop for SME bankers
Toy makers at a SME factory
The National Enterprise Development Authority, with the assistance of
the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has organized a two
day workshop for Senior Managers of Sri Lankan banks, in order to share
experiences of the Japanese banking industry to evaluate SME project
proposals. The workshop is being held today and tomorrow at the Hotel
This is being organized by Konichi Kohata a senior consultant with
wide experience in the SME sector in Japan who is currently stationed in
Sri Lanka and is working as a Consultant to the National Enterprise
Development Authority and National Enterprise Development Authority
Chairman and Director General Kanchana Ratwatte.
Three consultants from Japan have been flown in to share their
experiences with their Sri Lankan counterparts from licensed State and
private banks and also licensed specialised banks.
Morita Taro and Hirata Nobuyo who work for the Japan Finance
Corporation and Hattori Ryozo from the Japan International Cooperation
Agency (JICA) who are well experienced in the field of project
evaluation with hands on experience in the Japanese banking system, are
the experts who will be participating at this workshop.
The focus of the Japanese scheme of evaluation is project based and a
lesser degree of attention is paid for securing collateral in the form
of fixed assets.