A NEW bridge being constructed over the Maeza Creek on Wuntho-Indaw Road in Indaw Township, Sagaing Region, is 75 per cent completed, the project manager said.
The new Maeza Creek bridge is being built near mile post No. 574/19 of the Mandalay-Myitkyina railroad. The new bridge and the old iron bridge over the creek will run parallel to each other. The new bridge will be approximately 700 feet long and 24 feet wide, including two three-foot-wide shoulders, said U Kyi Win Hlaing, a junior urban engineer of the construction department.
The work began in November last year at a cost of Ks2.015 billion funded by the Sagaing Region government, which allotted nearly Ks700 million in the 2015-2016 fiscal year and over Ks1.3 billion in FY2016-2017 for the development project. U Tun Lin, a local sunflower seed trader, said that he feels very fortunate to have the new bridge linking Wuntho and Kawlin, both very busy towns with merchants who transport a variety of commodities, crossing the creek every day.
“The normal driving distance from Maeza to Kawlin is 30 miles. After competition of the project, the new bridge will help people reduce their travelling time,” said U Kyi Win Hlaing.
The authorities plan to provide new bus lines between Katha and Kawlin to provide better transportation services to residents.
Maung Chit Lin