Japan to build high school in Kanpetlet township
18 November 2013: The government of Japan announced last week that one of its five development projects in Burma would be to construct a high school in Chin State.
It said that a total of US$153,379 had been granted to build a Basic Education High School in Kyindwe village, Kanpetlet township.
A statement by the Japanese Embassy on 14 November 2013 said that the village ‘do not have the capacity to provide good learning environment for the students because there are not enough classrooms and the buildings are deteriorated.’
Japanese Ambassador H.E. Mr. Mikio NUMATA and Chairmen of the projects committees signed a contract last Thursday.
The other four projects include construction of a school in Pegu Region, a road to transport agricultural produce in Karenni State, a hospital in Shan State, and a bridge in Irrawaddy Region.
Last month, the Japanese government provided another grant to construct five schools in Mindat Township, Chin State.
Meanwhile, U Khin Maung Soe, Union Minister of Electric Power, said that about 50 villages in Chin State would be provided electricity with the help of the Japanese government.
He mentioned that a survey was being conducted in Burma’s western state to find out the best place to construct hydropower plants, according to the Eleven News.
He added that the project would start in 2014-15.#