22 December 2020, Nay Pyi Taw
U Than Aung Kyaw, Director General of Foreign Economic Relations Department delivered a remark today at the online signing ceremony of Exchange of Notes (EoNs) between the Embassy of Japan, UNICEF and WFP for the two projects funded by Japanese Government.
Director General expressed sincere appreciation to the Government and People of Japan for the continuous support for poverty reduction and development assistance in Myanmar and to the UNICEF and WFP for their efforts in terms of providing humanitarian assistance to people in conflict-affected areas.
Director General used the opportunity to highlight that the projects will reinforce the existing humanitarian assistance programmes of UN agencies in conflict-affected areas and complement the implementation of the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan (MSDP). Director General reaffirmed that the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations (MIFER) will support and cooperate to accomplish the objectives of these projects to the utmost.
At the signing ceremony, H.E. Mr. Ichiro Maruyama, Ambassador of Japan to Myanmar, Mr. Marcus Prior, Deputy Country Director of WFP and Ms. Alessandra Dentice, Deputy Representative of UNICEF signed the respective EoNs and delivered the remarks.
As per signed Exchange of Notes, UNICEF and WFP will implement the projects separately in line with their existing country programmes.
UNICEF project aims to support for health, WASH and education assistance for children focusing on IDPs and vulnerable people in Kachin, Rakhine and northern Shan States with the budget of USD 4.71 million for 24 months.
WFP project aims to support for relief assistance, community asset creation, school feeding and nutrition for IDPs and vulnerable people in Kachin, Chin, Rakhine and northern Shan States with the budget of USD 4.7 million for 12 months.
The Director Generals, Deputy Director Generals and Senior Officials from the respective ministries and representatives from Embassy of Japan, UNICEF and WFP also attended virtually.