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May 20, 2019

Nga Wun Bridge (Laymyethna) inaugurated

In the past, Laymyethna Town had restricted road and communication access, but since the new bridge has been built all residents are grateful for the open access in four directions. Photo: Than Oo (Laymyathnar)
In the past, Laymyethna Town had restricted road and communication access, but since the new bridge has been built all residents are grateful for the open access in four directions. Photo: Than Oo (Laymyathnar)

Nga Wun Bridge (Laymyethna) in Laymyethna Town, Hinthada District, Ayeyarwaddy Region was inaugurated yesterday. This Nga Wun Bridge is situated over the Nga Wun River, on the road of Hinthada-Taluhtaw-Laymyethna – Khattu – Pann Taw Gyi. This Bridge was organized and constructed by Bridge Special Unit (16), Bridge Construction Department Unit (4) under Ministry of Construction. The length of the bridge is 1968.6 feet and width of 24 feet, with 2 feet width of pedestrian road. The type of Bridge is Steel Box Girder, plate Girder and R.C Girder with a riverine route height of 20 feet and width of 174 feet. The bridge can carry 75 tons per vehicle and the total cost of the construction was over 1 thousand million Kyats.
Nga Wun Bridge is the center point of Pathein-Monywa Road in the western side of Nga Wun river. The first entrance is Sone Kon Bridge which crosses Nga Wun River over Hinthada- Taluhtaw- Sone Kon –Inngapu to Pathein-Monywa Road. The second entrance is Nga Thaing Chaung Bridge situated on Yay Kyi- Nga Thine Chaung- Thet Kel Pyin Road and this newly constructed Nga Wun Bridge is the third entrance.
Ngawun Bridge brings new life
In the past, Laymyethna was not easily accessible by road road but since the new bridge has been constructed, all local residents are grateful for all the open access in four directions.
“After hearing the joy of local residents through social media channels such as Facebook and Viber, all distant Laymyethna local, including myself, wish to run back to our hometown.
While I’m longing for my hometown, our ward’s community hall opens Vocalist Anaing’s “Nge Phaw” song, which was a very famous song back in our childhood, and while reminiscing my childhood, my friend from Laymyethna called at 8 in the morning,” said a local from Laymyethna working in Nay Pyi Taw. On 1st December, local people, bicycles, trishaws, motorbikes and mini cars used the bridge temporarily.
“My friend phoned me to come back my home town to witness the new bridge. After receiving his call, I feel sudden longing in my heart,” he said.
“Crossing the other side of river with a small boat with much difficulties to reach to offices and schools, while the water in the river rises, would be an unforgettable memory. And people would be willing to see this Nga Wun Bridge and try to cross on the bridge. All local residents are thankful to those who put all their efforts into constructing this bridge,” he added.
Addition to this, roads adjacent to this bridge had been renovated and Htu Par Yone pagoda, which was left in the old city, was being protected from erosion of water by a river bank project under 2017-2018 division budget.
The new bridge shortens the travel hours between local villages and Yangon.
Day trips from local villages to Yangon
“The local people can go day trips from Yangon to Myay Myin Kon Village, which was the birth place of Pahtama Htuk Khaung Sayadawgyi,” he said. It is a great chance now to go visit the pleasant village of Sayadawgyi as the bridge has completed the construction.
Sadu Mukha Htupayone Pagoda, founded by the First Myanmar Founder King Anawrahta in Myanmar calendar year 420, renovated by Ah Laung Min Tayar Gyi in the year 1115 is located in Laymyethna.— Than Oo (Laymyethna)/ Translated by HYME

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