Japan to help upgrade inland water transport system in Myanmar


Japan will help upgrade inland water transport system in Myanmar for national transport sector development, official media reported Thursday.

Japan is expected to provide technology and assistance for the implementation of the master plan which has been drafting, said Myanmar deputy Minister for Transport U Han Sein at the coordination meeting of transport deputy ministers from both sides held in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday.

At the meeting, Ryuji Masuno, deputy minister of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan promised to further strengthen the friendship between the two countries and to help in upgrading of inland water transport of Myanmar, said the New Light of Myanmar.

Myanmar has started installing air safety and security equipment in major airports and provided three meteorological radars and automatic weather forecasting equipment.