The Japanese government aims to cooperate with Myanmar in the fields of power generation, tourism and infrastructure projects, a visiting Japanese minister said.
Japan’s Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Akihiro Ota met with President Thein Sein at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday last week to discuss Japanese involvement in Myanmar’s rapid economic and political reforms.
The meeting focused on infrastructure development projects in Myanmar, including upgrading airports and rail services, electricity generation, tourism promotion and preventative measures against natural disasters, state-run media reported.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is already engaged with the Myanmar government in the process of upgrading Myanmar’s rail systems.
Thein Sein lauded Japan’s role in establishing the Thilawa Special Economic Zone near the country’s commercial center, Yangon, hoped that entrepreneurs from Japan will also cooperate in creating the Dawei Special Economic Zone project, jointly planned with neighbouring Thailand.
The Japanese minister said Japan will cooperate in all aspects of Myanmar’s development.