December 17, 2016

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KOICA assists in development of 100 villages

An official discusses process for development of 100 villages across the nation.  Photo: Ko Pauk (Okkar Myay)
An official discusses process for development of 100 villages across the nation. Photo: Ko Pauk (Okkar Myay)

A COURSE on planning for 100 model villages was conducted at the Nay Pyi Taw Agricultural Department in Zabuthiri Township on 19 November.
The project to establish 100 model villages will be jointly implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
Deputy director-general of the department U Aye Ko Ko spoke at the event. A total of 120 trainees from 40 villages in Dekkhinathiri, Zabuthiri, Pyinmana and Lewe townships attended the course, where Myanmar and Korean experts gave lectures on 19 and 20 November.
KOICA provided US$22 million for the implementation of the project, which will run from 2014 to 2019.
The 100-village project will cover 40 villages in the Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, 10 villages in Ayeyawady Region, 10 in Shan State and five each in Bago, Yangon and Taninthayi regions and Mon State.

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