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The Integrated Mangrove Rehabilitation and Management Project through Community Participation in the Ayewady Delta Project (hereinafter referred to as "the Project") was launched for a five-year period starting from April 2007.

However, in May 2008, Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar and caused great damages to the Project area and its activities. This natural disaster forced the Project to suspend the activities for eight months and critically affected the achievements thus far. In January 2009, PDM (Project Design Matrix) was modified as PDM1 being added various recovery activities and the Project duration was extended for one more year until March 2013.

Through the mid-term review conducted during February and March 2011, the Project was reviewed. As the result, activities of four original Outputs were reorganized and the aforementioned various recovery activities were consolidated as the fifth Output in addition to the existing four Outputs. Including this modification, the PDM1 was modified as PDM2 in accordance with the results and recommendations made by the mid-term review. PDM 2 was approved in 5th Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) meeting held on 14 July, 2011.

In order to achieve these five Outputs steadily and realize the Project Purpose, "the coexistence between communities and mangrove forests in a sustainable manner", JICA Expert Team and Myanmar counterparts are aiming to conduct their tasks efficiently in the remaining two fiscal years of the Project.

(August 2011)


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