August 13, 2017

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Hyundai Co to assist new road project between Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin

A construction site of Mandalay — Pyin Oo Lwin Road. Photo: ATK
A construction site of Mandalay — Pyin Oo Lwin Road. Photo: ATK

Hyundai has offered technical assistance in constructing a new highway between Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin, according to a spokesperson from Hyundai.
Singaporean and Thai engineers will work on the project that will see travel times between Mandalay and Pyin Oo Lwin halved. “If it is necessary, a cave will be created on the target road as a steep mountain is situated on the project land,” said a project manager. A technician group led by Kim Yeong Min, an engineer of Hyundai Co, inspected the project area on Sunday.
The road will be 20 miles long and 50 feet wide. Of them, the two-mile long asphalt road and four-mile long soil pavement have already been built in Patheingyi Township as well as a two-mile long road built from Anesakhan to Toegyigon Village in Pyin Oo Lwin township.
The current road between PyinOoLwin and Mandalay is over 40 miles long, that is part of Mandalay-Muse Road. The two way road is used by semi-trailor trucks, cargo vehicles, public buses and personal cars with traffic an issue on the road.—Aung Thant Khaing

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