February 10, 2017

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New bridge crossing Thanlwin River in Kayah State opens to traffic

Photo shows newly-inaugurated Thanlwin Bridge (Pasaung) on Pasawng-Meisei-Nantman Road in Kayah State.
Photo shows newly-inaugurated Thanlwin Bridge (Pasaung) on Pasawng-Meisei-Nantman Road in Kayah State.

A new bridge across the Thanlwin River was inaugurated Friday in Pasawng, in southeast Myanmar’s Kayah State.
The opening of the Thanlwin Bridge (Pasawng), the eighth across the river, was attended by Union Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Ohn Myint, on behalf of Chairman of the Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation Central Committee President U Thein Sein, governmental officials and local residents.
The 1,260-foot long bridge, located on Pasawng-Meisei-Nantman Road, accommodates a 24-foot-wide motorway.
In his address, the minister said the Union and state governments are committed to improving infrastructure in Kayah, one of the least-developed states.
The new bridge will allow local people to travel from Pasawng to Loikaw within three or four hours, he added.
Kayah state will be able to turn the
Meisei-Pasawng-Bawlakhe-Loikaw Road into a major trade route given its connection to the soon-to-open Myanmar-Thailand border trade in Meisei Township, the minister said.

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