Fri 18 Oct 2013
Filed under: Aid,Education,News,Regional
Japan will provide 470,799 U.S. dollars’ grant assistance to help Myanmar build eight more basic education schools in two regions and one state, official media reported Friday.
The grass-root human security project scheme will be carried out in two villages in Wakema township in Ayeyawaddy region, one village in Dala township in Yangon region and five villages in Mindat township in Chin state, said the New Light of Myanmar.
The eight-school project are expected to provide more than 2, 860 students with better learning and sanitation environment, the report said.
In August, two Japanese foundations — Nippon Foundation and Bridge Asia Japan (BAJ) pledged to help Myanmar in building schools in northeastern Shan State, according to earlier official report.
Nippon pledged 5 million U.S. dollars for the construction of school buildings, while the BAJ 6 million dollars for those in western Rakhine state under memorandums of understanding signed with the Myanmar authorities.