September 20, 2013
Nissan Announces Contribution for Infrastructure,
Health Education Projects in Myanmar
– Automaker Teams with Non-Profit Organizations to Build Safe Communities –
September 20, 2013 – Global partners Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Habitat for Humanity International (Habitat), a global nonprofit organization, have selected World Concern Myanmar (WCM) to implement their initial social programs in Myanmar. Nissan will invest 200,000 USD (approx. ¥20 million) in the World Concern programs in Mon and Irrawady this year.
Nissan plans to make additional contributions in Myanmar totaling 1Million USD through 2017 to generate sustainable results and make a positive impact to improved quality of life and a reduction of risks associated with natural disasters.
- Myanmar project purpose
Improve access to clean water and sanitation, promote hygiene awareness and habits, and reduce the impacts resulting from natural disasters, including cyclones, which have devastated the country in the past.
- Specific efforts
World Concern Myanmar, through the global Nissan-Habitat for Humanity partnership for sustainable development, will conduct the following activities:
1) WASH (Water and Sanitation, Hygiene) project
- Enable households to access clean water and hygienic sanitation systems
- Conduct water and sanitation training activities including basic hygiene and proper use of clean water and sanitation facilities
2) Disaster risk reduction
- Provide training to people in the community to help protect them from natural disasters, including cyclones.
3) Construction of a dual-use school/cyclone shelter
- Construct a dual-use facility which can function as a school and as an evacuation shelter in the event of disaster. (See photo.)
- Area of activities
A pilot project will be conducted in Mon State and the Irrawaddy Delta region. After project results are reviewed, program expansion will be considered.
- Start of project
- About World Concern
World Concern (http://www.worldconcern.org)
World Concern is a Christian global relief and development organization. With our supporters, our faith compels us to extend life-saving help and opportunity to people facing the most profound human challenges of extreme poverty. Our areas of expertise include disaster response, clean water, education, food security, child protection, microfinance and health.
- About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International's vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Anchored by the conviction that safe and affordable housing provides a critical foundation for breaking the cycle of poverty, Habitat has helped more than 3 million people construct, rehabilitate or preserve homes since 1976. Habitat also advocates for fair and just housing policies and provides training and access to resources to help more families improve their shelter conditions. As a nonprofit Christian housing organization, Habitat works in more than 70 countries and welcomes people of all races, religions and nationalities to partner in its mission. To get more information, to donate or to volunteer, please visit habitat.org.
Nissan's partnership with Habitat began in 2005 when the company supported Habitat's efforts in a hurricane-affected area. Since then, the relationship has expanded. In 2012, Nissan and Habitat formed a global partnership to support communities and areas hit by disasters.
Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn said of the project, “In addition to increasing mobility and making car ownership more accessible, we also want to support the development of healthy, safe and stable communities."
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Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 267,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.
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