The Government of Japan, under its Grassroots Grant Assistance (GGA) Scheme, granted US$ 164,900 for the reconstruction of Cyclone Nargis-affected schools, Kunchan Ashay Primary Schooland Yay Le Primary School in Twantay Township, Yangon Divison for 2008.
Single-storied reinforced concrete building with 3 classrooms was reconstructed and existing school building was renovated for Kunchan Ashay Primary School; single-storied reinforced concrete building with 4 classrooms was reconstructed for Yay Le primary School, and related facilities such as furniture, toilets and ground water tank were reconstructed for each school under GGA Scheme. The facilities were handed over by Mr. Hisanori Yoshimura, Second Secretaryof the Japanese Embassy to the authorities concerned onAugust28, 2009 at respective Schools.
Previous School buildings were destroyed by the Cyclone Nargis last year. These new buildings and related facilities provided under Japan’s GGA scheme are expected to improve the learning environment of children.
The Government of Japan, under its GGA Scheme, has assisted the reconstruction of the school buildings in 8 schools including the above two affected by the Cyclone Nargis in Twantay Township, Yangon Division. The amount in total is US$589,526 for those projects.
In order to create a better environment for study in cyclone-affected area, the Government of Japan will continue providing funding through its GGA Scheme for reconstruction of school buildings. It is expected that this assistance will benefit the students in their pursuit of formal studies, thereby further strengthening existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.