JAPAN GRANTS US$92,035 FOR BASIC EDUCATION BRANCH MIDDLE SCHOOL IN KYAUK KYI TOWNSHIP, BAGO REGION
July 20, 2015The Japanese Government, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$92,035 for A humanitarian assistance program entitled “The Project for Construction of Lay Paw Mu Basic Education Branch Middle School in Kyauk Kyi Township, Bago Region”.
The handover and opening ceremony of the project took place in Kyauk Kyi Township, Bago Region on 20th July 2015. Mr. Kazuyoshi SUZUKI, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Saw Jubilee San Hla, Bago Region Minister for Karen National Affairs, U Baby Ohn, Bago Region Minister for Electric Power and Industry, U Nyan Swe Win, Kyauk Kyi Township Pyithu Hluttaw Representative, Committee Chairman, committee members of the construction projects, and local residents attended the ceremony.
Lay Paw Mu School in Kyauk Kyi Township did not have enough classrooms for the increasing number of students although it had been upgraded to a branch middle school in 2013. The students of Grades 1, 2, 3 and 9 had to study in two temporary buildings, which were very noisy. Under such circumstances, the Japanese Government, under its GGP scheme, provided funding for construction of a one-storey R.C.C building with 5 classrooms and full furniture. The project will benefit 448 ethnic Karen students of the school.
The Government of Japan has assisted 727 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, 34 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is anticipated that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.