Japanese Govt funds upgrading Maungtaw Hospital, Medical services
Under the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGP) by the Japanese government, the embassy of Japan signed an agreement yesterday to fund about US$ 480,000 to upgrading the Maungtaw Hospital and providing medical equipment to it.
The signing ceremony was held at the Japanese embassy in Yangon yesterday, and the grant assistance was signed by Japanese Ambassador Mr Maruyama and Chairman of the Maungtaw People’s Hospital Construction Supervising Committee U Hla Min.
The idea of the Project for Upgrading of Maungdaw People’s Hospital was generated when Ambassador Mr Maruyama visited Rakhine State and met with local people and returnees from Bangladesh.
At the meetings, the Japanese ambassador promised the people to provide assistance to upgrade the hospital with new building and to improve the medical services requested by the people.
Speaking at the event, U Hla Min expressed thanks for the project on behalf of the local people.
Thanks to the donation, the hospital would be upgraded from the 50-bed facility to a 100-bed hospital with modern medical equipment.
The project is targeted to complete in a year.
PHOTO: PHOE HTAUNG
Ref: The Global New Light of Myanmar