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Japan will provide about a ¥24 billion in new loans to Myanmar to help build power transmission grids, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told President Thein Sein on Monday in the capital city of Naypyitaw.

Kishida, who flew into Yangon on Sunday, also met with his counterpart, Wunna Maung Lwin, and confirmed Japan’s plan to provide about ¥8 billion in fresh grant aid to help build a train operation monitoring system and introduce advanced medical equipment to hospitals.

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