Myanmar, Japan sign grant aid projects for country's development
YANGON, Dec 28, 2012 (Xinhua via COMTEX) --
Myanmar and Japan signed three
grant aid projects on communication networks, food security and
non-project grant aid in Nay Pyi Taw Friday, according to press
release issued by the Japanese Embassy to Myanmar.
The grant aid projects amounting 2.74 billion yen (31.75
million U.S. dollars) include "Project for Urgent Improvement of
Communication Networks", "Food Security Project for
Underprivileged Farmers" and "Non-Project Grant Aid", the release
Project for Urgent Improvement of Communication Networks will
develop the core network of Yangon, Nay Pyi Taw and Mandalay and
between those cities in order to deal with the increasing volume
of communication and development of communication sector.
Food Security Project for Underprivileged Farmers will provide
aid to Agriculture Tractor Stations in Nay Pyi Taw, Ayeyawady,
Bago (East) and Yangon as well as four Wheel tractors including
attachments and Combine Harvester to the training center in
Meiktila, aimed at expanding farmland, increasing agricultural
produce and contributing to human resource development and
technology transfer for farmers, operators and mechanics.
Non-Project Grant Aid will be used to improve Myanmar's chronic
electric shortage that has been one of the major obstacles to the
person's life and economic activity.
Meanwhile, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
will help Myanmar install the second radar system which will be
installed in Yangon, Mandalay and Kyaukphyu, western Rakhine state
in early 2013 for upgrading weather forecast work.
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