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Published on Monday, 26 November 2012 17:53
The United States will increase humanitarian aid fund for Myanmar in the coming years, according to sources.
The reports said that the US will provide US$170 million for the country within two years.
During his visit to Myanmar, President Barack Obama announced a joint US-Myanmar partnership to advance democratic reform, as well as to lay the groundwork for a peaceful and prosperous future for Myanmar.
The United States Agency for International Development (Usaid) will play a substantive role in the partnership.
"Usaid has no official office opened in Myanmar. But, it has networks with other NGOs to provide humanitarian assistance for the country until now," said Sit Naing, country director for a London-based international NGO on sexual and reproductive health Marie Stopes International.
Usaid will also provide assistance to conduct a health survey which will cover people across the country in the coming years.