India gives $5 Million aid to Myanmar

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Published: August 29,2020 09:41 AM
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August 29, 2020: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Saurabh Kumar on Friday gave USD 5 million cheque to Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Minister for Border Affairs of Myanmar.

August 29, 2020: Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Saurabh Kumar on Friday gave USD 5 million cheque to Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Minister for Border Affairs, for the third year of the India-Myanmar Border Area Development. In 2012, then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on India-Myanmar Border Area Development. According to this MoU, India would grant USD 5 million per annum for the basic infrastructure and livelihood development of the Chin State and Naga Self-Administered Zone.





According to an official statement by the Embassy, "Under the third year projects, nine roads/bridges and five schools have been constructed in Chin State. The projects have been undertaken in nine townships with 82 bhttp://www.ustm.ac.ineneficial villages. The beneficiaries include an estimated 28,000 people."





"Similarly in Naga Self-Administered Zone, 14 roads/ bridges and 6 schools and 1 healthcare centre have been constructed in around three township areas covering 80 villages. An estimated 49,000 villagers have benefitted from the project. Overall in the third cycle of India-Myanmar Border Area Development, so far 141 projects of construction of roads/bridges, healthcare centre, schools, etc., in Chin State and Naga Self-Administered Zone have been implemented or are in advance stages of implementation," the statement added.





 


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