November 14, 2017

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 98,059 for The Project for Construction of Boe U Sein Village Basic Education High School in Waw Township, Bago Region.

The handover ceremony of the project took place in Waw Township, Bago Region on 14th November, 2017. Mr. Kazuyoshi SUZUKI, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Maung Maung Lwin, Minister for Development and Social Affairs of Bago Region Government, Daw Yi Yi Htike, Member of Bago Region Hluttaw elected for Waw Township Consistency No.2, committee chairperson, committee members of the construction project, and local residents attended the ceremony.

The students from 8 villages attend Boe U Sein Village Basic Education High School, in order to receive secondary education. However, the average number of students per class was over 90 students in middle and high school class, due to the insufficient number of classrooms. To tackle this issue, the Government of Japan, under its GGP scheme, has provided funding for construction of a one-storey Reinforced Concrete building with 6 classrooms and full furniture. The project benefits 754 students and 25 teachers of the school.

The Government of Japan has assisted 820 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993: the number consisting of 396 education projects, 199 healthcare projects, 139 public welfare and environment projects, 51 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is anticipated that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.