The Japanese Government has provided a grant worth 727,387 USD for developing five infrastructure projects in Myanmar, according to Xinhua news agency.

The amount will be used to build high schools, roads for transporting farm products, hospitals and bridges in some townships.

The assistance is expected to further strengthen the existing relations between the two countries.

Since 1993, the Japanese Government has helped build 646 rural projects in Myanmar.

Previously, on November 15, the European Union also pledged to set up economic and political partnership with Myanmar.

The two sides also agreed to promote all-round cooperation, such as establishing small and medium-sized enterprises, developing trade standards and drawing up strategies in many fields, including tourism sector.-VNA