On 3rd and 4th April 2019 Inauguration and handing over ceremonies were held for Post-Basic Education Primary School in Hmyar Chaung Village and Sub-Health Centre with Staff House in Kha Maung Tone Village in Thandwe Township, Rakhine State (respectively).
Both ceremonies were held in the presence of Mr. Keita Iwase, First Secretary of the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar, Rakhine State Government Minister for Planning, Finance, Revenue & Economics and Rakhine State Government Minister for Social Affairs, UNDP representatives and local community members.
The Government of Japan has been assisting development of Rakhine State through Township Development Local Governance Project (TDLG), an initiative of the UN Development Programme and as part of a larger joint programme with UN Women to address the complex development challenges in Rakhine State, particularly the inequalities faced by women.
By providing discretionary grants to Rakhine state government, UNDP is assisting townships to put in place a responsive township administration that effectively and efficiently provides basic services to its people in an inclusive, accountable and transparent manner.
In his opening remarks the Rakhine State Finance, Revenue, Planning and Economics Minister highlighted: “Although UNDP TDLG’s Participatory Township Planning Project’s activities has started in Rakhine State (5) Townships since 2018-2019 Fiscal Year, we have seen its tangible outputs and remarkable achievements during one year period so that Rakhine State Government has already recommended that UNDP should not only continue this TDLG Project approach in existing (5) Project Townships but also expand to other Townships in Rakhine State in 2019-2020 Fiscal Year.”