JAPAN GRANTS ONE MONASTIC SCHOOL IN MAGWAY REGION
August 18, 2014
The Japanese Government, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has extended the assistance of US$ 96,076 for humanitarian assistance program entitled “The Project for Construction of Yadanar Thainkha Monastic Post Primary School in Pakokku Township, Magway Region”.
The handover and opening ceremony of the Yadanar Thainkha Monastic Post Primary School was held in Pakokku Township, Magway Region on 18th August, 2014. Mr. Hideki WADA, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Theik Ko, Pyithu Hluttaw representative, U Thein Naing, Assistant Township Administrator, Township Police Major, Secretary of Township General Development Committee, school teachers and students, committee chairman and committee members of construction project and local residents attended this ceremony.
356 students in Yadanar Thainkha Monastic Post Primary School, located in Pakokku Township, Magway Region, were learning in congested classrooms. Moreover, old monastic buildings with no walls, thatch roofs, no ceilings and bad floors, were used as school buildings. With increasing students, a school building equipped with school furniture and toilets became urgently required. Under such circumstances, the Japanese Government provided funding for a two-storeyed RCC building, toilets and school furniture at the Yadanar Thainkha Monastic Post Primary School in Pakokku Township, Magway Region. This project will benefit more than 356 students.
The Japanese Government has conducted 689 various grassroots projects in Myanmar under its 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 anticipated that this assistance will further strengthen existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar, which marks its 60 years anniversary of diplomatic relations this year.