Japan grants aid to Myanmar for radar system

Yangon, Feb 5: Japan has granted financial aid of $40 million to help Myanmar establish three weather radars and 30 automatic weather observation stations, media reports said Wednesday.

The four-year project will be implemented from 2014 and 2017, Xinhua quoted Myanmar Transport Minister U Nyan Tun Aung as saying.

He was speaking at an information system modernization project preparation workshop in Nay Pyi Taw, said the New Light of Myanmar.

Aung said that besides Japan, the World Bank is also supporting Myanmar by taking the initiative to equip the centre with advanced equipment and technique worth $35 million.

The workshop also discussed proposed Ayeyawaddy integrated river basin management project, it said.

According to earlier reports, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has helped Myanmar install radar system in Yangon, Mandalay and Kyaukphyu for upgrading weather forecast work.