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Published on Tuesday, 27 November 2012 21:52
A lane on the campus of Yangon University being upgraded. (Photo-Kyaw Htin/EMG)
Yangon regional government has allocated 449 million kyats (US$527,000) to renovate five universities in the 2012-13 fiscal year, an official from the regional government said.
The allocated fund will be used to repair roads and fences in Yangon Institute of Economics (Ywarthagyi), Yangon Institute of Education, Dagon University, East Yangon University, and West Yangon University. The main buildings will also be renovated and a new restroom will be built inside Yangon Institute of Economics.
The regional government also plans to provide learning resources for students, build new lecture halls, and reopen the dormitories inside these universities in the future.
The regional government has received around 752 billion kyats (US$882.11 million) for the education sector this fiscal year, which is more than twice than that of previous year, as only around 310 billion kyats (US$363.64 million) were allocated to the education sector.
Yangon region currently has 22 universities and most of them are located on the outskirts of the