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The Start of the “TASAKI Scholarship” in Myanmar

On February 13, Japan based TASAKI was held first scholarship awarding ceremony for the students at Myeik where it operates two company-owned cultured pearl farms.

The “TASAKI Scholarship” was established to support the further development of the people of Myeik, the gateway city to the Mergui Archipelago located in the Tanintharyi Region. The scholarship program is intended to support Myeik-based students who require financial assistance to go on to higher education, and will provide each of the students with the sum of $150 per month for the duration of their studies of 4 to 6 years. Six persons were selected as the first scholarship students based on their social standing, academic performance and gender equality and the scholarship program started from December 2017. Three male students and three female students were selected including one medical Student, one engineering Student, one computer Student and three Arts and Science students as the first TASAKI scholarship students.

.“We are very much delighted to award the scholarships to the outstanding students from Myeik to go on to higher education. As TASAKI would like to take part in supporting the further development of the country, we will also continue our ‘TASAKI Scholarship’ programme in Myanmar during coming years,” said Takaya Iida, Vice President of TASAKI. “TASAKI Myanmar has been sharing its technology on artificial breeding and culturing of Oysters in order to promote Myanmar pearl production industry. We also share our production pearls and paid all relevant taxes throughout our production years in Myanmar,” he added. TASAKI began farming South Sea pearls in Myanmar in 1997, and has operated a farm for South Sea pearls on Domel Island, part of the beautiful Mergui Archipelago lying in the Andaman Sea, for over 20 years and in 2017 started a new Pearl Farm in the beautiful islands called “The Sisters” in the Archipelago. In the future, TASAKI will continue to aid in the further development of both the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Japan through the “TASAKI Scholarship”.