Sunday, August 20, 2017

South Korea donates 40 schoolbuses

South Korea has donated 40 yellow schoolbuses to the education ministry. The buses will transport 1000 students to school in Zabuthiri township, Nay Pyi Taw, Union Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi told reporters after the handover ceremony.

The gift was arranged by the Korea International Cooperation Agency with State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, and the ceremony took place at Nay Pyi Taw’s No 6 Basic Education High School on June 17.

Korean ambassador Yoo Jae Kyung told participants, “Our country was very poor. Having no natural resources, we concentrated on the education sector in order to develop our economy. With this gift, we hope to develop the education sector here.”

He added that Korea would maintain its support.

“As Myanmar’s national development depends on the improvement of basic education, we are glad to donate to the education sector. I am pleased that Daw Aung San Suu Kyi will mainly focus on this sector. Korea will continue to provide assistance to development in Myanmar’s economic and social sectors,” he said.

The education ministry will fund the buses’ operating costs.

Translation by Thiri Min Htun