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November 28, 2018

Signing of Record of Discussions on Technical Cooperation Project with Myanmar: Support for strengthening the institutional capacity for foot and mouth disease control through capacity building at institutions such as the National Foot and Mouth Laboratory

On November 23, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a Record of Discussions with the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw for the Project on Improvement of Institutional Capacity for Foot and Mouth Disease Control, a technical cooperation project.

The project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity for foot and mouth disease (FMD) control by enhancing the production of FMD vaccines in Yangon and supporting proper and accurate FMD diagnosis and epidemiological surveys.

Details for the project are provided below.

[Basic project information]
Country Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Project title The Project on Improvement of Institutional Capacity for Foot and Mouth Disease Control
Planned implementation period May 2019 to April 2024
Executing agency Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Target region The National Foot and Mouth Disease Laboratory in Yangon, the Mandalay Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, and selected township offices in Mandalay and surrounding area
Specific project details (provisional) The institutional capacity for FMD control will be strengthened in the target region through the manufacture of FMD vaccines and FMD diagnosis and epidemiological surveys in cooperation with the Myanmar Foot and Mouth Disease Control Measures Improvement Plan, which is also supported with Japanese grant aid.

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