“A new ban on vessels from mooring near Ayeyawady Bridge (Yadanabon) aims to ensure the durability of the bridge,” said U MaungMaungNyunt, director of the Mandalay Region Road Department under the Ministry of Construction yesterday.
No mooring is allowed for vessels within a distance of 1,000 feet upriver from the bridge, said the director, expressing his concern an untended or broken down boat could potentially collide with the bridge due to the current, causing structural damage.
There is the difference between stopping one boat and ten boats at the bridge; the affordable load is limited for this bridge but the businessmen couldn’t be aware seriously. The construction boat must stop here but they have duty for it.
According to a sand businessman, there were five people who can run their businesses. But now, they have stopped theirs as there is no permission to stop the boats after noticing two times.
Aung Thant Khaing