India Hands Over 200 Prefabricated Houses In Rakhine State To Myanmar Government

PM Narendra Modi shakes hands with Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi before a meeting. (Pankaj Nangia/India Today Group/Getty Images)

India on Tuesday (9 July) handed over prefabricated 200 houses to Myanmar, built for the Rakhine state under the Rakhine State Development Programme (RSDP) for $25 million, reports The Economic Times.

The project overall entailed the construction of 250 houses in three villages in the Northern Rakhine state, of which the first batch of 50 houses had been handed over to the Government of Myanmar by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, during his state visit to the nation in December 2018.

The 200 houses were handed over to Myanmar by the Indian Ambassador to the eastern nation, Saurabh Kumar, in the presence of several ministers attending the occasion. It should be noted that all of these houses have been designed to survive earthquakes and cyclonic storms besides being rust free and waterproof.

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India had signed into a development pact for Rakhine State in Myanmar in 2017 to support and assist displaced persons. This was appreciated not just by the Government of Myanmar, but also by the United Nations and other multi-natioinal agencies.

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