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India Donates $1Mln for School Construction in Rakhine State

5 September 2013

India announced that it will provide US$ 1 million for the construction of 10 schools in four Arakan State townships affected by inter-communal violence. Last year’s clashes between Rohingya Muslims and Arakanese Buddhists left 140,000 people displaced, while hundreds of homes and public buildings were destroyed. An Indian Embassy statement said the donation was “India’s contribution towards the reconciliation process between the two communities.” The funds will be used to construct ten primary, post primary, sub-high and affiliated middle schools in Sittwe, Maungdaw, Kyauktaw and Minbya townships, the embassy said.