Development projects completed in 351 villages in Magway Region

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A concrete bridge repair work reaches completion.

More than 400 development projects which have been implemented in 351 villages in Magway Region under the Village Development Project (VDP) have been completed, according to the Magway Region Rural Development Department.
The Department has been implementing a total of 419 projects with K4,592.9275 million in the 2020-2021 financial year, and now 100 per cent of the development projects have been completed.
With the Village Development Projects (VDP) Fund K3,510 million and public contribution of K1,082.9,275 million, 199 village road upgrades, 8 bridge repairs, 98 rural water supply projects, 72 rural lighting projects, construction of 6 school buildings, construction of 18 multi-purpose halls, and 8 other development projects were implemented in 351 villages in Magway, Minbu, Thayet, Pakokku and Gangaw districts.
According to U Myo Aung, region director of the Magway Region Rural Development Department, the projects were carried out by the villagers themselves under the close technical support of the Department of Rural Development.
“Our department started the village development project with the technical assistance of LIFT Fund. From this project, the villagers were able to draw up their own action plans based on the specific needs of the village,” he said.
“The department started with K10 million for the priority project. The rest of the projects are linked to the development plans of township-level departments and other development partners so the village development activities can be easily carried out,” he added.
Similarly, in the 2019-2020 financial year, a total of 374 village development projects were carried out with K3,340 million of VDP Fund, public contributions of K1,384.073 million and Hluttaw Fund K10 million in 334 villages in 22 townships of Magway Region, it is reported. — MNA

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