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India signs pacts with Rakhine State for capacity building, economic development

ANI  |  Yangon [ Myanmar] 

on Wednesday signed two agreements with Myanmar's State Government to facilitate capacity building and economic development in the province. The pacts will help promote agricultural mechanisation and support computer literacy among the youth of State to prepare them for employment opportunities in the

The agreements were signed between U Kyaw Lwin, for Agriculture,Livestock, Forestry and Minerals, Dr. Chan Thar, for (both from State Government) on behalf of their respective ministries and Vikram Misri, of to on behalf of the Embassy of India, Yangon, in the presence of of Rakhine State, U Nyi Pu. Cabinet Ministers from Rakhine State Government, Principal and Teachers from Sittwe Computer University, members and prominant members from Rakhine State were also present on the occasion.

As per the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Minerals of Rakhine, will supply 15 tractors and 15 crawler harvesters to the State Government, to meet a key need expressed by the in the State. Under the MoU with of the Rakhine State Government, the will provide 40 computers and their associated peripherals to the

"The is committed to a strong development assistance partnership with the of the Union of Recognizing the special challenges and needs of Rakhine State, where equitable development of all sections of the State's inhabitants is key to building social harmony, peace and prosperity, India and have separately entered into an agreement on the Rakhine State Development Programme, under which India is providing US$ 25 million in grant assistance over a period of five years. This assistance is dedicated to projects in Rakhine State, the first of which is a pilot project to build 250 prefabricated houses in Northern Rakhine for displaced members of the Rakhine Buddhist, Hindu and Muslim communities," the in Myanmar said in a statement.

The two countries are cooperating closely to develop more projects that can be executed under the aegis of Rakhine State Development Programme, it added.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 16:45 IST