BUSINESS — Japanese govt pledges support for Burmese schools

The Japanese government has announced close to US$900,000 in funding for four schools across three regions in Burma. The grant will benefit almost 5,000 school students across Bhamo and Tenasserim divisions and Kachin State. The education projects are the latest in a string of 663 Japanese development projects dating back to 1993 funded by Tokyo, 295 of which have focused on education.