During the month of January 2020, seven handover ceremonies were successfully held for seven projects which are supported under the Grant Assistance for Grass-Roots Human Security Projects (GGP), totaling US $ 959,532.
The ceremony of Lel Ma Village Basic Education Middle School in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region, was attended by Dr. Aung Moe Nyo, Chief Minister of Magway Region, and Ms. SEKINE Suzumi, Third Secretary of the Embassy of Japan.
In Lel Ma Village Basic Education Middle School, one of the school buildings was constructed 33 years ago and seriously decaying. Moreover, since other two buildings had only temporary huts which were made of bamboo and thatched roof, there was water leakage problem especially during the rainy season. Despite this, the students were studying in these buildings due to the shortage of proper classrooms. Therefore, the committee expected to have a safe learning environment for the students and requested the Embassy of Japan for assistance by GGP. The Government of Japan provided a grant of US $ 135,906 for the construction of a two-storey reinforced concrete building with 8 classrooms with full furniture for an appropriate educational environment.
List of the seven projects are as below:
|Project Name||No. of Beneficiaries||Grant Amount|
|The Project for Construction of Lay Yin Kwin Ward Basic Education High School in Puta-O Township, Kachin State||968||US $ 216,069|
|The Project for Upgrading of Lel Kaing Village Road in Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region||25,000||US $ 172,848|
|The Project for Construction of Nyaung Pin Ga Yet Village Basic Education Branch High School in Maubin Township, Ayeyarwady Region||620||US $ 137,577|
|The Project for Construction of Lel Ma Village Basic Education Middle School in Pwintbyu Township, Magway Region||414||US $ 135,906|
|The Project for Construction of Kyauk Ma Sin Village Basic Education Branch Middle School in Pauk Township, Magway Region||87||US $ 135,017|
|The Project for Construction of Yat Thar Gyi Village Basic Education Middle School in Yegyi Township, Ayeyarwady Region||349||US $ 76,702|
|The Project for Construction of Hpa Yar Kone Village Basic Education Branch High School in Hinthada Township, Ayeyarwady Region||540||US $ 85,413|
|US $ 959,532|
Since 1993, the Government of Japan has assisted 916 projects across Myanmar, including 479 education projects, 200 healthcare projects, 140 public welfare and environment projects, 61 infrastructure projects and 36 others under the GGP scheme. It is expected that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.