26 December 2018

The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has granted US$ 119,023 for the Project for Construction of Ma Dawt Chaung Village Basic Education High School in Myaungmya Township, Ayeyarwady Region.

The handover ceremony of the school for the above project took place in Myaungmya Township, Ayeyarwady Region on 26 December 2018. Dr. Naofumi YOSHIDA, Counsellor and Medical Attaché of the Embassy of Japan, Dr. Soe Moe Thu, Pyithu Hluttaw elected representative for Myaungmya Consistency, U Man Tun Kyaing, Amyothar Hluttaw elected representative for Consistency No.6, Ayeyarwady Region, committee chairperson, committee members of the construction project, and local residents attended the ceremony.

Ma Dawt Chaung Village Basic Education High School is located in Myaungmya Township. Although there were four school buildings, these buildings could not accommodate all the students. Therefore, 120 students had to study at one classroom. In addition, students of 3 grades had to study in a hall-type classroom of Building No.1. 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, full furniture, lavatories and water supply. The project benefits 595 students attending the school.

The Government of Japan has assisted 883 grass-roots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993, including 453 education projects, 200 healthcare projects, 140 public welfare and environment projects, 55 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is expected that this assistance will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.