Tue 20 Aug 2013
Filed under: Inside Burma,International,News
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $225,000 in order to facilitate participation of civil societies in Myanmar in the implementation of strategies and projects which are being carried out with financial support from ADB.
“This grant is to appoint professionals and for consultancy fees when we implement strategies and projects together with the civil societies”, U Yan Naing Hein, the ADB Civil Society Officer told Mizzima.
The announcement states that the grant aims to invite civil societies to collaborate in drafting and discussions on development strategies which are supported by ADB. It states further that civil societies do not produce any tangible results these days. But various organizations will now be able to collaborate and become more effective.
“It is a rare opportunity to have various civil societies cooperate in drafting strategies and discussion projects that are financially supported by ADB. We have followed examples of other countries while drafting the strategies to ease the difficulties when businesses start launching in Myanmar”, said a specialist from the South East Asia Department for Civil Society from ADB.
ADB provided $5.4 million to amend the Electronic Act, handle the unprecedented number of tourists in January 2012, and evaluate post-elementary education. In Myanmar, Grade 1 to 5 is termed as Elementary level and the post-primary education indicate a combination of primary level with one or two secondary levels such as Grade 6 and Grade 7.