Dispatch of Election Observer Mission and Assistance to Myanmar in Response to Flood Disaster
September 8, 2015
1. The Government of Japan decided to dispatch an election observer mission headed by Mr. Yohei Sasakawa, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan for National Reconciliation in Myanmar, for the general election to be held in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar on November 8. The Government of Japan hopes that the election will be carried out successfully and democratization of Myanmar will progress further. The Government of Japan will support a free and fair election through the dispatch of this election observer mission.
2. Moreover, a flood disaster triggered by heavy rain which started in mid-July has caused severe damage in Myanmar. For the rehabilitation and reconstruction of Myanmar, Japan will implement two grant aids totaling approximately JPY 4 billion to Myanmar. Separately, the Government of Japan will also swiftly proceed with additional necessary assistance of around JPY 5 billion on the basis of requests from the Myanmar side, such as the reconstruction of schools and provision of water purification vehicles and machinery for digging wells.