The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 166,303 for
1) The Project for Construction of No.5 Basic Education High School in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State (US$ 117,769) and
2) The Project for Construction of Shwe Sat Village No.2 Basic Education Post Primary School in Myitkyina Township, Kachin State (US$ 48,534).
The handover ceremonies of new school buildings for the above 2 projects took place in Myitkyina Township on 28th June 2018. Ms. Ayano SUZUKI, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Dr. Thin Lwin, Minister of Social Affairs of Kachin State, committee chairpersons, committee members of the construction projects, and local residents attended the ceremonies.
At No.5 Basic Education High School, a lot of students have been forced to study in a limited space due to the lack of classrooms while the number of students has been gradually increasing year by year. In order to provide an appropriate educational environment, the Government of Japan provided funding for construction of a two-storey Reinforced Concrete Construction (RC) building with eight classrooms and full furniture. The project benefits 1,840 students attending the school.
Although the school building of Shwe Sat Village No.2 Basic Education Post Primary School was old and decaying, students had been studying in the unsafe building due to the lack of alternatives. In order to tackle these challenges, the Government of Japan provided funding for construction of a one-storey RC building with four classrooms, full furniture and four lavatories. The project benefits 214 students attending 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 anticipated that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.