16 May 2018

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 111,857 for the Project for Upgrading of 2 Roads for Ta Ma Lo Village and Tar Pat Village (West) in Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region.

The handover ceremony of the upgraded 2 roads for the project took place in Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region on 16 May 2018. Ms. Satoko ISHIMARU, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Zaw Moe, Member of Ayeyarwady Regional Hluttaw elected for Maubin Township Consistency No.1, U Kyaw Zay Ya, Member of Ayeyarwady Regional Hluttaw elected for Kyaiklat Township Consistency No.1, committee chairperson, committee members of the construction project, and local residents attended it.

The 2 roads located in Tamalo Village and Tar Pat Village (West) connect the mainroad to Maubin town. By using these roads, the villagers had been transporting their agricultural products, transferring patients to hospital and sending students to high schools in the nearest village. However, during the rainy season, these roads had become muddy and some emergency patients died due to the poor treatment. In order to tackle these issues, the Government of Japan has provided funding for upgrading of the 585-meter-long Concrete road, one Reinforce Concrete (RC) bridge and 2 culverts for Tamalo Village and the 827-meter-long RC road for Tar Pat Village (West). The project will benefit 6,650 local residents of 12 surrounding 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.