March 21, 2020
The Ministry of Border Affairs and Nippon Foundation signed an MoU on multi-sector development in Kayin State and Mon State yesterday.
The signing ceremony took place at the ministry building in Nay Pyi Taw and was attended by Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Than Htut, directors-general, and officials from the ministry’s departments, and Executive Director Mr Yuji Mori and officials from Nippon Foundation.
The Union Minister first delivered the opening address and Mr Yuji Mori explained the content of the MoU. This was followed by the Director-General of Progress of Border Areas and National Races Department U Ye Naing, and Mr Yuji Mori signing and exchanging the MoU documents.
The MoU states that US$ 23.622 million will be handed over 1.2 years, starting from 20 March, for the development of Kayin State and Mon State. The projects involve constructing 1,260 houses, 25 schools, 7 rural health sub-departments, 33 wells, a vocational training centre, 2 community centres, implementing 10 water-supply processes, agricultural training, and installing solar lights in Kayin State.
As for Mon State, the construction of 330 houses, 6 schools, 2 rural health sub-departments and installing solar lights will be carried out. The projects cover 74 villages in 11 townships. — MNA(Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)