November 25, 2017
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World Bank funds development project in Chin state

Daw Lei Yin Win, In-charge of Project Information told Mizzima that development projects in Kan Pet Let Township in Chin State funded by the World Bank will be initiated in October.

“We will repair infrastructures selected by residents during the first year of the project. In the second and third year, we will be constructing new buildings in the region”, said Daw Lei Yin Win.

During the project, committees will be formed by residents, to manage finances for construction and repairing roads, bridges and schools of their choice. Programs and plan of action will also be drafted by the residents and they have to select and execute programs themselves. The Rural Committee membership is open to all people and it will have an equal gender ratio.

The Rural Development Department under the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development will implement the National Community Driven Development Project (NCDDP).

U Hla Khaing, Deputy Director of the Rural Development Department said that they will ensure that financial requirements for construction of buildings is provided to the residents.

The World Bank has already conducted field survey in Kan Pet Let Township in September. In the first year of the project (2013-2014), development programs will be carried out in Namt San (North) Township in Shan State, and Kan Pet Let Township in Chin state and Kyun Su Township in Tanintharyi division.

Each village in the townships will be provided with MMK 24 million per annum for 3 consecutive years to construct infrastructures.

The NCDDP shall be implemented in 14 divisions and states including villages in the Naypyitaw council area with a total funding of USD 80 million from the World Bank.

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