MR receives 10 DMUs under GGP scheme

Japanese ambassador Mr Tateshi Higuchi, Managing Director U Thurein Win of Myanma Railways and officials seen in group photo.
Japanese ambassador Mr Tateshi Higuchi, Managing Director U Thurein Win of Myanma Railways and officials seen in group photo.

Yangon, 26 June — Mr Tateshi Higuchi, Japanese ambassador to Myanmar, and U Thurein Win, Managing Director of Myanma Railways under Ministry of Rail Transportation signed the grant contract for the project for strengthening rail transportation of Yangon circular line, here, on Friday.
Japan’s Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP) scheme covers the costs of USD749,926 for shipping 10 DMUs (Diesel Multiple Unit) (KIHA 10 and KIHA 48) and for technical training on maintenance, provided by East Japan Railway Company (JR East).
The project will improve the rail transportation of Yangon City Line, which is one of the most important transportation means for the grassroots level. The project will benefit approx. 100,000 Yangon Circular Line passengers per day or 30 million passengers per year.
The Government of Japan has assisted 727 various grassroots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993. GNLM

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