Irrawaddy gets 6 bn kyat development budget

Burma’s union government has allocated a budget of 6 billion kyat (US$6 million) to Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady) Division for the 2015-16 fiscal year. Some 1.5bn kyat will go towards poverty alleviation; 1bn for farmland creation; 1.5bn kyat for construction of a new district commune government office; 2bn kyat for a housing plan.