The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 68,542 for the Project for Construction of Ohn Pin Village Tract Sub Rural Health Center in Thantapin Township, Bago Region.
The handover ceremony of the Sub Rural Health Center (SRHC) for the project took place in Thantapin Township, Bago Region on 4 May 2018. Mr. Keisuke AMIMOTO, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Min Oo, Member of Parliament of Amyotha Hluttaw of Bago Region, committee chairperson, committee members of the construction project, and local residents attended it.
The SRHC in Ohn Pin Village Tract was established in 1978 and has provided healthcare services for the people of 4 villages. However, the patients were exposed to wind and rain during the consultation with medical staffs since the building was seriously deteriorated. Moreover, the Center faced the shortage of staff quarter as well as medical equipment. To provide a sanitary healthcare environment, the Government of Japan provided funding for construction of a one-storey reinforced concrete SRHC building and a staff quarter with full furniture, medical equipment and fence. The project will benefit 3,114 residents of 4 villages.
The Government of Japan has assisted 866 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993: the number consisting of 435 education projects, 201 healthcare projects, 140 public welfare and environment projects, 55 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is expected that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.