JAPAN HELPS POST PRIMARY SCHOOL IN HPA-AN
July 18, 2014
The Government of Japan, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project, GGP Scheme, has extended an assistance of USD 222,913 for a humanitarian assistance program entitled “The Project for Construction of Hpa-an No.2 Post Primary School in Hpa-an Township, Kayin State.”
H.E.Mr. Tateshi HIGUCHI, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, and U Than Mya, Chairman of Hpa-an No.2 Post Primary School Construction Committee, signed the grant contract on July 18, 2014.
Hpa-an No.2 Basic Education Post Primary School was opened in 1960. One school building, made of wooden structure, was built in 1980 in three school buildings. That was aged gradually and damaged by flood in every year. Moreover, the school is situated on low ground and inundated in rainy seasons. Under such conditions, the students’ learning environment was very poor. To solve this problem, the School Construction Committee was seeking to construct a new school building, while facing financial difficulties.
Under such circumstances, the Government of Japan has decided to provide funding for the Construction of a 180’X30’ One-Storey RCC building and a 120’X30’ One-Storey RCC building, toilets and school furniture for No.2 Post Primary School in Hpa-an Township through its GGP Scheme. This project will directly benefit about 530 students with better learning and sanitation environment.
Japan has conducted 689 various grassroots projects in Myanmar under this GGP scheme since 1993. Among them, 312 education projects, 175 healthcare projects, 136 public welfare and environment projects, 31 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects are included. It is expected that these assistances will further strengthen existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar, which marks its 60 years anniversary of diplomatic relations this year.