The handover ceremonies of the following two projects took place in Bogale Township and Mawlamyaingkyun Township on 2nd and 3rd March, 2017 respectively.
1) The Project for Construction of Inland Water Transport Jetty in Bogale Township, Ayeyarwady Region (US$155,599) ; and
2) The Project for Construction of Pyar Mwut Shaw Chaung Village Basic Education High School in Mawlamyaingkyun Township, Ayeyarwady Region (US$194,307).
Mr. Yoshimasa KASAI, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Thi La Thein, Deputy General Manager, U Nyein Aye, Deputy General Manager, U Aung Than Myaing, Deputy General Manager from the Inland Water Transport, U Aung Kyaw Khaing, Pyithu Hluttaw Chairman of Ayeyarwady Region, U Nyunt Soe, Deputy Director of Ayeyarwady Region Education Department and other government officials, committee Chairpersons, committee members of the construction projects, and local residents attended the ceremonies.
Due to the heavy use and deterioration, a water transport jetty in Bogale Township had been unsafe to use for children, elderlies and pregnant women for years. There were also numerous holes and cracks on a pontoon which was a crucial part of the jetty. To solve this issue, the Government of Japan provided fund for the construction of a 18-meter Reinforced Concrete Construction (R.C.C.) jetty and the rehabilitation of the pontoon. The project will benefit 70,943 people and improve access to educational, health care and social facilities in the region.
The school building of Pyar Mwut Shaw Chaung Village Basic Education High School had been significantly damaged as it was hit by the Cyclone Nargis in 2008 and also destructed by terminates. Despite its hazardous condition, the school could not demolish the building due to the shortage of classrooms and was not able to afford a new school building either. In order to tackle this issue, the Government of Japan provided fund for the construction of a one-storey R.C.C. building with 8 classrooms, full furniture and lavatories. The project will benefit 820 students of the school.
The Government of Japan has assisted 815 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993: the number consisting of 397 education projects, 198 healthcare projects, 138 public welfare and environment projects, 43 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is anticipated that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.