JAPAN GRANTS US$140,369 FOR UPGRADING MEDICAL HEALTH ENVIRONMENT IN TIDDIM TOWNSHIP, CHIN STATE
March 25, 2015The Japanese Government, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has extended assistance of US$140,369 for “The Project for Upgrading Medical Health Environment in Tiddim Township, Chin State”.
The handover and opening ceremony of the project took place in Tiddim Township, Chin State on 25th March 2015. Mr. Yusuke MATSUOKA, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, midwives, respective committee chairmen, committee members of the construction projects, and local residents attended the ceremonies for the projects.
A total of 94,961 residents in Tiddim Township, who have been living far from good medical services, will benefit from the new medical equipment and facilities funded by the Government of Japan. The funds were used to construct two Sub Rural Health Centers in Thee Seng Village and Lai Lwe Village of Tiddim Township, and to upgrade medical equipment in Tiddim Township Hospital Intensive Care Unit (ICU).
The Government of Japan has assisted 726 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993: the number consisting of 328 education projects, 192 healthcare projects, 138 public welfare and environment projects, 33 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is anticipated that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Myanmar and Japan.