Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) aims to contribute to the promotion of international cooperation as well as the development of Japanese and global economy by supporting the socioeconomic development, recovery or economic stability of developing regions. It provides bilateral aid in the form of technical cooperation, loans and grant aid. Among its projects, JICA is financing construction of a sewer and treatment plant to be used for a cleanup program for Panama City and the Panama bay area. Together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), it is also financing waste management projects across Peru, including an integrated waste management program in 34 municipalities, which involves separating waste for reuse and recycling, and collecting, treating and disposing of waste in properly built landfills. The agency has offices throughout the region, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Mexico. JICA was founded in 2003 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.