The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 210,476 for
1) The Project for Construction of Hman Yin Village Basic Education Post Primary School in Myaing Township, Magway Region (US$ 122,438); and
2) The Project for Construction of Ku Lar Kone Village Basic Education Primary School in Pwint Phyu Township, Magway Region (US$ 88,038).
The handover ceremonies of the two schools for the above 2 projects took place in Myaing and Pwint Phyu Townships on 13 and 14 November 2018, respectively. Mr. Keisuke AMIMOTO, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, Dr. Aung Moe Nyo, Chief Minister of Magway Region, U Win Htay, Magway Region Hluttaw elected representative for Constituency, committee chairpersons, committee members of the construction projects, and local residents attended the ceremonies.
There were one school building and one temporary hut at Hman Yin Village Basic Education Post Primary School. However, nearly 90 students were studying at nearby monastery facility due to the lack of space. In addition, since the temporary hut and monastery facility did not have proper wall, students were exposed to rain and wind during the classes. 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 6 classrooms and full furniture. The project benefits 183 students of the school.
Similarly, at Ku Lar Kone Village Basic Education Primary School, there were one building constructed more than 30 years ago and one temporary hut. Although both of them were old and decaying, students had been studying in the unsafe building, due to the lack of an alternative. In order to tackle these challenges, the Government of Japan provided funding for construction of a one-story Reinforced Concrete building with 5 classrooms and full furniture. The project benefits 102 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 expected that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.