18 December 2009
The Government of Japan, under the Japan’s Grassroots Grant Assistance Scheme (GGA), will provide a grant aid of US$ 78,376 to “Htaung Ka Lat and Me Baung Village Road Construction Planning Committee” for construction of an all-weather road and culverts between Htaung Ka Lat and Me Baung villages in Hpa-an Township, Kayin State.
The village access road connecting Htaung Ka Lat and Me Baung villages is an important route for transportation of people and goods for the residents. The existing earth road is usually flooded in rainy season and bumpy and dusty in dry season, hampering the villagers’ daily activities. In particular, students, elders, sick people and pregnant women who need to travel to other parts of the area for various reasons face difficulties in transportation. Moreover, poor infrastructure limits community development.
In order to provide a secure and better access
road for those villagers, the Government of Japan under the GGA Programme will
provide funding for construction of a 3.25-mile long laterite-topped earth road
furnished with 9 box culverts. It is expected that this assistance will
contribute to all round development of the area and to strengthen traditional
The Grant Contract to this effect
was signed on 9 December 2009 at the Embassy of Japan in Yangon, between Mr. Kazuyuki
Takeuchi, Minister/Deputy Chief