August 19, 2016

New Uru Bridge nearly complete

New Uru bridge seen under construction. Photo: Min Yaza
New Uru bridge seen under construction. Photo: Min Yaza

THE construction of a new bridge across the Uru Creek in Phakant Township, Kachin State, is reportedly 75 per cent complete and is on schedule to be finished in March, said U Myint Naing Oo, a project engineer. With roughly K1,400 million funded by the government, the Uru Bridge project was initiated in October, 2014 by the Public Works Department.
The main aim of the project is to replace the 60-year-old Uru Bridge, which is not suitable for public transportation as it produces vibrations when vehicles passed over it.
“The new bridge will offer better transportation to locals when it opens,” said U Myint Naing Oo.
The RC bridge will be 100 feet long and 24 feet wide. This is the second-largest bridge, after the Uru Yadana Bridge, in Phakant Township. The bridge, which will be linked to Myitkyina, Moegaung, Kahmaing, Phakant, Lonekhin and Yadanamaw regions, will play a crucial role in trading local agricultural products in the region.
Workers and engineers on the project are working to have the bridge completed on time.


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