The Japanese government will provide a grant aid of ¥468 million ($4.68 million) to offer academic opportunities for Myanmar scholars to study Masters courses in Japanese higher educational institution in English.
The grant agreement for the “Project for Human Resources Development Scholarship” was signed between the Department of Education Planning and Training (DEPT) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
The Japanese scholarship targets young and highly capable government officials and private sector participants who are expected to contribute to the development of their country through engagement in implementing social and economic development plans.
In April, Japan had also granted a total aid of ¥1.6 billion ($16 million) in support of activities of three UN agencies in Myanmar, UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP.
These aid were to assist the Myanmar government’s efforts in response to the need of conflict-affected population in Kachin, Rakhine, Mon, Kayin and Kayah states and Taninthayi region.