September 10, 2014
The Japanese Government, under its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) Scheme, has extended the assistance of US$ 116,434 for humanitarian assistance program entitled “The Project for Construction of Kwet Thit Basic Education Post Primary School in Hmawbi Township, Yangon Region.”
The handover and opening ceremony of the Kwet Thit School was held in Hmawbi Township, Yangon Region on 10th September, 2014. Mr. Shoichi WATANABE, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Aung Maw, Deputy Township Administrator, U Khin Maung Zin, Township Education Officer, teachers and students, committee chairman and committee members of the construction project and local residents attended this ceremony.
The old building of the school was built in 1993 with brick nog. All 320 students had to study in a congested classroom since their only classroom was a hall of 50 feet length and 30 feet width. Additionally, since the building was built with low floors, the school had to be closed for floods in rainy seasons. Moreover, the lack of good sanitary and toilet systems was affecting the students’ health. All those facts were obstacles for raising the quality of education. Under this circumstance, the Japanese Government supported the committee to build a two-storeyed R.C.C building with full furnitures and lavatories. This will directly benefit 380 students of the school.
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 Myanmar and Japan, which remarks its 60 years anniversary of diplomatic relations this year.