Denmark has initially given the assistance to Myanmar in the amount of over US$8 million in cash and was sent through the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). This is to further enhance and improve the livelihood of every poor citizen in the country and to uplift the health status of young children and mothers who are residing in slum areas of the country, said news report from Xinhua.
The contract signing was done between Sanjay Mathur, Director and Representative of UNOPS and Denmark’s ambassador to Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia Mikael Hemniti Winther in Myanmar on Tuesday.
Around US$4.1 million will be sent via the Livelihood and Food Security Trust (LIFT) funds administered by UNOPS purposely for livelihood projects.
With this assistance from Denmark this will give the opportunities for farmers to till bigger parts of the field and to have increase in harvest allowing them to have higher source of income for their family, Xinhua report said.
While US$4.1 million will be funded to 3 Millennium Development Fund (3MDG) that will provide for the basic needs particular health services and medicines to mothers and young children. This will also lessen the problems on health and their well-being.