Commissioner Piebalgs reports from Burma/Myanmar
Commissioner Piebalgs arrived to Burma/Myanmar for a 3 day visit to announce a 150 million Euro new development support for the country. During the first day, he met with representatives of United Nations and NGOs, which implement aid programmes (also funded by the EU) on the ground. You can watch short video scenes from the first day and listen to Commissioner Piebalgs' statements from the ground here.
Examples of EU projects
During his visit, European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will visit an EU co-funded project (€1.29 million) in Dala and Seikyi Khanaungdho, two vulnerable townships with 176,600 inhabitants. The project was launched in January 2011 and targets the large uprooted population (at least 30% of the total population) of the two townships, very mixed ethnically and religiously, as well as their host communities, especially the most vulnerable ones.
The project aims to help three areas – reproductive, maternal and child health, access to safe water and improving the livelihoods and economic status of uprooted people.