Japan grants US$ 761,450 for four health and education projects in Kachin and Kayah States

P2180081Yangon, 1 March — Mr Tateshi Higuchi, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, and Chairmen of the Committees from states concerned, signed the grant contracts for four projects on 18 February. Under these contracts, Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme will provide a total of US$ 761,450.
The project for construction of rural health centre in Mansay Village, Putao Township, Kachin State will be provided US$ 170,616; construction of Lon Sha Tang Village Basic Education High School Branch in Putao Township, US$ 273,520; construction of Sumparabum BEHS in Sumparabum Township, Kachin State, US$ 181,920; and construction of Loilem Lay Village BEHS in Loikaw Township, Kayah State, US$ 125,394.
The rural health centre in Manshay Village, Putao Township was built in 2005. It had no delivery room, no medical storage room, and insufficient medical equipment. The Japanese government will support construction of one rural health centre building with staff quarter, lavatories, medical equipment and full furniture.
The government will support a two-storey RC building with eight classrooms and full furniture for Lon Sha Yang BEHS Branch in Putao Township. Likewise, with the assistance of the Japanese government, Sumparabum BEHS will have a one-storey RC building with five classrooms and furniture to admit 450 students. Loilem Lay BEHS in Loikaw Township will have support of the Japanese government with one two-storey RC building comprising eight classrooms and furniture so as to admit over 1,400 students.—GNLM

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