Assistance for Opium Poppy Eradication in the Shan State of the Union of Myanmar by the Trust Fund for Human Security

March 28, 2003

  1. On March 28 (Friday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend a total of 1,203,935.07- dollar assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security to the project "Drug Control and Development in the Wa Region of the Shan State" in the Union of Myanmar to be implemented by the United Nations International Drug Control Programme (UNDCP).

  2. The goal of this project is to support the opium poppy eradication plan of the Wa Special Region where opium has been largely produced and the living standard is low. Activities include training in construction of irrigation system, building community-based capacity to manage and monitor the whole irrigation system, developing flat paddy fields, and introducing double cropping of rice.

  3. This project is expected to contribute to increasing the food security of opium farmers, improving their living standard, and eventually, eradicating opium poppy cultivation.

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