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Japan Gives $40M to Improve Burma’s Weather Information System

By The Irrawaddy 5 February 2014

Japan has granted US$40 million to Burma for radar systems to improve the country’s early weather warning system, Chinese state news wire Xinhua reported. Citing Burmese state media, Xinhua said the financial aid would go toward a four-year project to establish three weather radars and 30 automatic weather observation stations. It said that Burma Transport Minister U Nyan Tun Aung at a workshop on weather systems modernization in Naypyidaw also “disclosed that besides Japan, the World Bank is also supporting Myanmar by taking the initiative to equip the [hydro-meteorological] center with advanced equipment and technique[s] worth 35 million dollars.”