Norway’s Overseas Ministry has announced that the nation is freezing its NOK 65 million bilateral support to Myanmar following the nation’s navy coup earlier this month. Norway’s support to the Myanmar individuals will nonetheless proceed.
The sums frozen primarily embody the fee of Norwegian consultants concerned within the structure program and to a smaller extent funds made to Myanmar’s establishments. The bilateral support was amongst different issues aimed to assist enhance know-how at Myanmar’s public establishments in areas together with renewable power, the atmosphere, and safety of the oceans.
In an announcement, the Ministry stated, “The navy coup on 1 February modified the circumstances for the Norwegian involvement in Myanmar which explains for Norway freezing its state-to-state applications for skilled cooperation between Norwegian and Myanmar public establishments.”