The hand-over and opening ceremony of Transit Shelter for Human Trafficking Victims in Kawthoung Township, Taninthari Region took place on April 24, 2014. It was attended by Police Brig-General Win Naing Tun, Kawthoung Township, Mr.Hisanaga Tomioka, Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan, Shelter Construction Committee members and local people.
At the ceremony, Mr.Tomioka gave a speech that he was so pleased and proud of the new transit shelter for human trafficking victims and wished that this shelter would provide physical and mental encouragement for human trafficking victims from Thai-Myanmar Borders in Kawthoung Township. Police Brig-General Win Naing Tun, expressed his sincere gratitude that the incredible transit shelter for human trafficking victims built by the support of Japanese people and the Government of Japan gives the hope for the physical and mental encouragement of human trafficking victims yearly.
The government of Japan provided USD $121,699 under the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme for the construction of a transit shelter for human trafficking victims in Kawthoung Township. The Government of Japan, under its GGP Scheme is planning to continue various assistance in future as well. Japanese Government expects that this assistance will further strengthen existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar, which marks 60 years anniversary of diplomatic relations this year.