India’s aid to Myanmar under Friendship Project

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Yangon: An aid of $5 million to Myanmar has been provided under Myanmar-India Friendship project.

The authorities on Tuesday said assistance was handed over by Indian Ambassador Vikram Misri to Myanmar Minister of Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung.

The MoU between Myanmar and India was signed for border development in May 2012 as part of the friendship project.

Authorities in Myanmar said in the first round of financial aid; the country has completed eight road and bridge projects. This apart, 21 school projects and 17 health projects in Chin state and the Naga Self-Administered Zone has also been taken up, they said.

The authorities said Myanmar is expected to complete 20 road and bridge projects and 11 school projects in this second phase of assistance.

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