Smart Village projects under implementation in 42 villages


Smart Village projects are being implemented in three villages per region/state totalling 42 villages. Myanmar’s 70-per-cent population live in rural areas. When the villages are developed, the livelihoods of the residents will be uplifted.
The project aims to raise the standard of residents by developing village infrastructure, uplift the rural economy by providing financial services and technology, create ideal villages that are friendly to the environment and pleasant to live and bring about sustainable development by increasing the capacities of village associations and villagers.
The projects are carried out with the 2022-2023 financial year funds in six major sectors. In addition, in the financial year 2023-2024, funds have been allocated and activities will continue to be implemented according to the Rural Development Department.
Officials inspected Wunpho village in Myeik Township of Taninthayi Region, which is included in the Smart Village projects, on 4 September.
Officials discussed with locals to develop as per the characteristics of the standard village during the project including the main road and lanes, basic infrastructures, education of the village, healthcare, agricultural and social development activities.
There are 64,000 villages in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area and regions/states. It is also reported that modern standard villages that are currently being undertaken for the development of all villages nationwide have been set to become role models. — TWA/GNLM

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