ASIAN Development Bank’s US$3 million worth assistance will promote economic empowerment of women and the needy in the East-West Economic Corridor by improving their skills.
The capacity-building development programme will be implemented in four target areas – Mawlamyine, Chaungzon, Mudon and Kyaikhto.
The Asian regional development organisation will support micro and small enterprise development and increase economic opportunities for needy residents in project areas by selling handicrafts and value-added local food to international visitors.
The three-year project also aims to reduce household poverty and promote the country’s tourism industry, according to the assistant director of the Hotels and Tourism Department (Mon State), saying that several discussions for the new programme have been made between the Mon State government and project implementing bodies since 2014.
Technical training, skills in business management, appropriate technology, finance and markets to build competitive and sustainable businesses will be provided by supporters under the project.—200