Japan agrees to assist Myanmar development including deep sea port project
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Myanmar President U Thein Sein agreed to work together in the implementation of seven areas of development including Myanmar’s deep sea port project during a meeting after the ASEAN Summit held in Nay Pyi Taw on November 12.
Japan has a plan to cooperate with Myanmar in health, education, construction, communications, small and medium-scale industries, Thilawa special economic zone, Dawei deep sea port, Yangon City transportation, electrical power projects and development in Rakhine State.
The Japanese Prime Minister said that he supports Myanmar’s peace-making process and expects agreement for a nationwide ceasefire.
Some of the funding for the Myanmar’s peace-making process arrangements is being provided by the Nippon Foundation of Japan, U Aung Min told parliament recently.
On November 11 at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit held at Myanmar International Convention Centre, President U Thein Sein pointed out that special economic zones play a key role not only in Myanmar but in the overall development of ASEAN.
[Win Ko Ko Latt]