Wed 31 May 2006
Filed under: Drugs,News
Yangon: The Japanese Embassy in Yangon [Rangoon] has handed over a newly built drug counselling and training centre to the Myanmar [Burma] Anti-Narcotic Association in Yangon.
The two-story building, which cost 66,000 dollars to build, is located in the compound of Drug Elimination Museum in Yangon.
Japanese Ambassador Nobutake Odano on Tuesday [30 May] handed over the documents of the building to association president U San Thein at the ceremony, which was also attended by Home Minister Maj-Gen Maung Bo, chairman of the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control, and Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Defence Ministry.
Speaking at the ceremony, Bo said, “While the international community is fighting the danger of the narcotics, which poses a threat to the entire mankind, social organizations in Myanmar are also participating in combating the danger.”
MANA is a nongovernmental organization formed in June 1994.