Maungtaw in Rakhine State in the west of Myanmar will get a new village school donated by the people of Taninthayi Region in the far south.
Apart from a building for classrooms there will also be a common room for teachers, said Taninthayi Region Chief Minister Dr Lae Lae Maw..
The chief minister was speaking at the ceremony to drive in stakes for the school building in new Kainggyi (Mro) village on Maungtaw-Kyaukpandu road.
It will not be built by Rakhine State government. Well-wishers of Tanithayi Region donated funds for the school building. They could not turn a deaf ear to the plight of their kith and kin in Rakhine State. So they collected public donations for the state, said the chief minister.
We wish children of the region get access to education. We planned to build a post primary school. It will have a fence and a 250-feet long entrance road. We will also build a pagoda and a monastery near the village, she added.
After the speeches delivered by her and Rakhine State Minister for Social Affairs Dr Chan Tha, medicines and cloths donated by the Taninthayi people were presented to the villagers of Kainggyi.
The project includes a building for classrooms, another for a common room and two toilets.