The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, granted US$105,996 for a humanitarian program entitled “The Project for Construction of Operation Theater for Mi Chaung In Station Hospital in Sagaing Region”. The hand-over ceremony of the new operation theater took place in Mi Chaung In Station Hospital, Pinlebu Township, Sagaing Region on 31 May 2012.
The hand-over ceremony was attended by Mr. Masuya NISHIKURAMORI, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, U Win Thein, Pyithu Hluttaw Representative and U Tin Mya, Amyothar Hluttaw Representative, other responsible officials from respective organizations and residents of Mi Chaung In and nearby villages.
Mi Chaung In Station Hospital was established in 1972 to improve health care services in remote areas situated about 225 miles away from Mandalay City. Currently, there is an urgent need to construct a clean and hygienic operation theater to offer appropriate medical services to the people in Mi Chaung In Village and its neighboring villages.
In order to help provide better health services for local residents of Mi Chaung In village and its neighboring villages, the construction of a new operation theater with a floor area of 2,300 square feet was funded by the Government of Japan through its GGP programme. It is expected that this assistance will further strengthen existing friendly relation between Japan and Myanmar.