August 20, 2016

Alaebon village to get new bridge after 30 years

A reinforced concrete bridge will be built across the Mokaung Stream in Palae Township, Sagaing Region, at the cost of 20 million kyats. The project will be funded by private donors and carried out by the township’s rural development and irrigation departments.
A villager elder said the bridge project, which will connect Alaebon and New Alaebon villages, was launched by abbots from the villages’ monasteries. He explained that the rural community, especially students, have faced major transportation challenges since the wooden bridge over the stream was swept away by the stream 30 years ago.
The village elder said the bridge will be opened for use throughout the year once it is completed. Members of the public donated 13 million kyats and 200 bags of cement to the fund for the project, and the remaining seven million kyats were contributed by local residents.
Min Khant Soe (Zeya Myay)


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