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South Korean Govt Charity Opens Center near Rangoon

2 September 2013

The South Korean government-led poverty-alleviation group Saemaul, or New Community Movement, opened a center in a village 80 km east of Rangoon on Saturday, reports the JoongAng Daily. The center, which cost US$135,100, includes a medical clinic and library, and will also get a repair center for farming machinery, the South Korean newspaper said. Last year, another village 40 km south of Rangoon was designated a model for a Saemaul project. The village received $27,000, with which it built a 20-meter bridge to span a stream separating the village and farmlands. A South Korean government official said a further $22 million will be provided for similar projects over the next six years.