THE Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) donated 40 school buses to the Ministry of Education with a view to ferry students to and from schools in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
A handover ceremony took place No (6) Basic Education School in Zabuthiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw, and was attended by Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Myanmar Mr. Yoo Jae Kyung and officials.
It was the first phase of the KOICA’s school ferry bus donation programme in which more donations are planned to provide school ferry buses to regions and states following the success of the first phase, according to an official from KOICA Myanmar.
According to the KOICA, training will be given to drivers of the school ferry buses and repairs will be provided under the three-year programme.
Repairs needed at the end of the project will be provided in cooperation with a Yangon-based Korean Company, said the official. The school ferry buses with a seating capacity of 29 will be put into service for three schools in Nay Pyi Taw’s Zabuthiri Township commencing 23 June.
School Head U Myint Thein said that a ferry service for the students of No (6) B.E.H.S will be operated on three routes with three school buses, adding that more buses will run depending on the numbers of students.
Min Min Zaw (MNA)