JAPAN GRANTS US$747,486 GARBAGE TRUCKS, FIRE ENGINES AND WATER SUPPLY MANAGEMENT
The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project (GGP) Scheme, has decided to extend humanitarian assistance of US$747,486 to three projects listed below:
- 1. The Project for Strengthening of Garbage Collection Services in Hinthada Township, Ayeyarwady Region (US$53,348)
- 2. The Project for Strengthening of Myanmar Fire Services Department (US$83,821)
- 3. The Project for NRW (Non Reserve Water) Reduction in Mayangon Township, Yangon Region (US$610,317)
H.E. Mr. Mikio NUMATA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Representative of each Project signed the grant contracts on March 28, 2014.
People in Hinthada Town, Ayeyarwady Region, are struggling to clean the city and maintain their environment. Under such circumstances, the project will recondition and transport two garbage trucks from Japan to Hinthada Town, and it will benefit 110,000 population of whole Hinthada Town area for their hygienic environment.
Fire disasters always cause huge damages on properties and hinder the momentum of the country’s development. Therefore, to respond and tackle several kinds of blazes being occurred throughout the country, the project also provides 10 fire engines and 488 fire hoses to Myanmar Fire Service Department.
Appropriate and effective water supply system is one of the essential points for the people’s lives as well as the industry in the urban area. According to the survey data in 2012, Mayangon township has the largest number of annual leakage repairs in Yangon region. Therefore, in order to develop the water supply system, the project will install required equipment and materials, and repair works of water supply networks, which leads to the reduction of Non-Revenue Water in Mayangon Township, Yangon Region.
The Government of Japan has assisted 688 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under this GGP scheme since 1993. Among them, 136 public welfare and environment projects, 311 education projects and 175 health care projects are included. It is expected that these assistance will further strengthen existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relation between the two countries.