November 15, 2016
The handover ceremonies of the projects took place in Hinthada Township on 9th November 2016 respectively.Mr. Yoshimasa KASAI, Second Secretary of the Embassy of Japan, U Htay Oo, Member of Central Leading Committee of Union Solidarity and Development Party, U Kyaw Soe, Hluttaw Representative for Hinthada Constituency, U Ambro, Deputy Director of Ayeyarwady Region Education Department, Committee Chairpersons, committee members of the construction projects, and local residents attended the ceremonies.
As the existing school building at Inn Win Basic Education Primary School built in 1968 was extremely outdated and had numerous holes and gaps on its roof, the students had been exposed to rain over the years, which seriously had negatively affected their study. Furthermore, the school couldn’t afford to have enough classrooms to accommodate all students although the number of students has kept on increasing. To address this problem, the Japanese Government, under its GGP scheme, provided funding for construction of a 132’x30’ two-storey Reinforced Concrete Construction (R.C.C) building with lavatories and full furniture. The project will benefit 293 students of the school.
Ywa Oo Basic Education Branch High School had been facing a difficulty in accommodating the increasing number of students since the school had no sufficient classrooms as well as school furniture and lavatories. Under such circumstances, the Japanese Government, under its GGP scheme, provided funding for construction of a 120’x30’, 60’x30’ one-storey (L-shape) R.C.C building with lavatories and full furniture. The project will benefit 431 students of the school.
The Government of Japan has assisted 778 various grass-roots projects in Myanmar under the GGP scheme since 1993: the number consisting of 370 education projects, 196 healthcare projects, 138 public welfare and environment projects, 39 infrastructure projects and 35 other projects. It is anticipated that these assistances will further strengthen the existing friendly relations between Japan and Myanmar.
Ref; The Global New Light of Myanmar