14 May 2018

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 147,389 for the Project for Construction of Kadok No.1 Basic Education High School in Daik-U Township, Bago Region.

The handover ceremony of the new school building for the project took place in Daik-U Township, Bago Region on 14 May 2018. Ms. Ayano SUZUKI, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Nyunt Shwe, Minister for Planning and Finance of Bago Region, Daw Nyunt Nyunt Htay, Minister for Development and Social Affairs of Bago Region, U phone Myint Aung, Member of Bago Region Pyithu Hluttaw elected for Daik-U Township Consistency No.1, committee chairperson, committee members of the construction project, and local residents attended it.

As the number of students significantly increased, four school buildings of Kadok No.1 Basic Education High School could not have all the students. Therefore, more than 100 students had to study in a fragile temporary hut. 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 10 classrooms and full furniture. The project benefits 1,462 students of the school.

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.