Aug 21, 2011

US$3 million from South Korea for a disease research lab in Myanmar

South Korea will help Myanmar build a laboratory for research on communicable diseases under a cooperation program with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), a state media reported Sunday.

According to the agreement signed between Myanmar's Medical Research Department and the South Korean Embassy in Yangon on Saturday, the project will be funded by the KOICA with 3 million U. S. dollars, the New Light of Myanmar said.

Myanmar and South Korea are stepping up cooperation in the health sector. Their bilateral cooperation program covers medical research, upgrading laboratories in Myanmar, sending health staff to South Korea to study special medical subjects and providing healthcare to the people in Myanmar by Korean medical teams.

The KOICA has stationed in Myanmar since 1991 extending the technical expertise and equipment needed for social service organizations as well as training in related fields.

Source: Xinhua