Monday, 10 March 2014

Myanmar VP calls for implementing development projects in Myanmar central dry regions

Myanmar Vice President Sai Mauk Kham has called for implementing development projects in 13 districts of central Myanmar to improve the livelihood of people suffering hardship in the dry areas, official media reported Friday.

In his address at work coordination meeting on implementing development projects in central dry zone on Thursday, the vice president said the projects will focus on livestock, farming, irrigation, supply of safe drinking water and food, job creation, greening and socio-economic development in Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway, the New Light of Myanmar reported.

The Ministry of Livestock Breeding, Fishery and Rural Area Development has finalized the project plan for the dry regions and is now working with the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development to include it on the list of state projects, he said.

He said that the World Bank is planning to grant 80 million US dollars in loans for the implementation of the development projects from 2012 to 2019.

The Asia Development Bank will offer 12 million USdollars for development projects in Mandalay and Magway regions from 2013 to 2016 while Japanese International Cooperation Agency will grant more than 4 million dollars from 2012 to 2017, he added.

source: Global Times
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