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May 25, 2020

Japan donates transport facilities for Dala jetty in Yangon

Cherry (1) donated by Japan seen in Yangon River.
Cherry (1) donated by Japan seen in Yangon River.

A Japanese agency has handed over a passenger shelter, two jetties and three ferries to the Ministry of Transport, sources said.
JICA, Japan International Cooperation Agency, handed over the documents at Nanthida Wharf here on Saturday morning.
Speaking on the occasion, Union Minister U Nyan Tun Aung pledged that Myanmar will deepen its friendly ties with Japan.
The two countries established their diplomatic relations in 1954.
The union minister extended words of appreciation to the Japanese agency for the donation on behalf of Yangonites, who he said rely on public transports for daily commutes.
Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Tateshi Higuchi stressed the importance of infrastructural development in national development. According to the Japanese ambassador, over 30,000 passengers commute from Yangon to Dala on ferries.

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