24 January 2018

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 120,663 for the Project for Construction of Par Yaik Basic Education Branch Middle School in Wakema Township, Ayeyarwady Region.

The handover ceremony of the new school building for the project took place in Wakema Township, Ayeyarwady Region on 24 January 2018. Ms. Atsuko KUSUNOSE, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, committee chairperson, the officials from Education Department of Ayeyarwady Region, committee members of the construction project, and local residents attended it.

As the number of students significantly increased, two school buildings of Par Yaik Basic Education Branch Middle School could not have all the students. Therefore, 50 students had to study in a fragile temporary hut which was made of bamboo. In order to provide an appropriate educational environment, the Government of Japan, under its GGP scheme, has provided funding for construction of a two-storey Reinforced Concrete building with 8 classrooms and full furniture. The project benefits 491 students of the school.

The Government of Japan has assisted 842 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993: the number consisting of 414 education projects, 200 healthcare projects, 139 public welfare and environment projects, 54 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is anticipated that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.