November 9, 2016
The first school constructed with the Japanese grant was completed and handed over to Magway Region Government yesterday.
Mr. Hideaki Matsuo, Counsellor of the Embassy of Japan, Dr. Khin Maung Aye, Minister of Social Affairs of Magway Regional Government, U Zaw Win, Deputy Director- General, Department of Basic Education, Ministry of Education, committee members of the construction project, and local residents attended the ceremony.
The flood that occurred in July 2015 caused serious damages to the school buildings, which were in dangerous condition for the students to study. To address these challenges, the Japanese Government provided funding for the construction of a 30’ x 24’ one-story R.C.C building with full furniture and a toilet. The project will benefit approximately 200students of the school and promote disaster prevention in the area.
Government of Japan has been reconstructing and repairing 493 schools affected by Cyclone Komen in 2015. Japan provided 1.2billion yen to the Myanmar’s Ministry of Education to support a part of such efforts.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar