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Groundbreaking ceremony held for China-aided Myanmar disease control center

CIDCA| Updated: 2021-01-15

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Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai and Myanmese Health and Sports Minister U Myint Htwe inaugurate the groundbreaking ceremony for the China-aided Myanmar National Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Medical Training Center project in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on Jan 10. [Photo/Xinhua]

The groundbreaking ceremony for the China-aided Myanmar National Center of Disease Control (CDC) and Medical Training Center project was inaugurated in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, on Jan 10.

Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Chen Hai and Myannese Health and Sports Minister U Myint Htwe attended the event.

Located in southwest Nay Pyi Taw and near the Yangon-Mandalay Expressway, the project includes a disease control building, a training building, an administrative office building, and outdoor engineering and laboratory equipment. China will train medical and technical personnel for Myanmar in a two-year technical cooperation program.

The Chinese government attaches great importance to carrying out cooperation with Myanmar in medical and health fields, and supports the development of such undertakings in the country, Chen said.  

Once completed, the project will become the most developed specialized and modern CDC in Myanmar and play an important role in scientific research, epidemic prevention, emergency response, and personnel training. The project is expected to bring more benefits to the people of Myanmar and contribute to the building of a China-Myanmar community with a shared future, added Chen.

U Myint Htwe said that China has effectively brought the COVID-19 pandemic under control in a relatively short time and continuously provided anti-pandemic assistance to Myanmar. For this, Myanmar expresses its deep admiration and gratitude.

As one of the important consensuses reached by the leaders of the two countries on health cooperation, the project is another symbol of their "Paukphaw" friendship and bilateral cooperation, and will help Myanmar improve its biosafety scientific research, enhance its capability of pandemic prevention and control, deepen Myanmar-China and multilateral health cooperation, and effectively respond to major public health emergencies such as the COVID-19 pandemic, added U Myint Htwe.

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