Myanmar seeks assistance from Japanese government for safety waterway transport

Union Minister U Nyan Tun Aung meets Japanese Ambassador  Mr Tateshi Higuchi.—MNA
Union Minister U Nyan Tun Aung meets Japanese Ambassador Mr Tateshi Higuchi.—MNA

Yangon, 23 March —Japanese government has granted much assistance for transport sector in Myanmar, Union Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung told Japanese Ambassador Mr Tateshi Higuchi at the hall of Marine Administration Department, here, on Monday.
He said that Japanese government provided three storm radars worth US$40 million, three Cherry ferries worth US$14 million to run along Pansodan-Dala route, navigation equipment worth US$12 million for safety of airports, US$400 million for two of five ports at Thilawa region and donation of US$700 million for construction of Hanthawady International Airport.
The union minister requested the Japanese government to send a survey team to Rakhine State for observation of safety waterway transportation and to provide suitable ferries for the state.
The Japanese Ambassador expressed a pledge to report the discussions to his government. MNA

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