July 04, 2017

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President tours Mon State

President U Thein Sein inspects Thanlwin Bridge (Chaungzon).
President U Thein Sein inspects Thanlwin Bridge (Chaungzon).

President U Thein Sein arrived at Thanlwin bridge (Chaungzon) construction site in Mon State yesterday. Union Minister for U Kyaw Lwin briefed the president on the construction saying that the project started on 8 February 2015 and expected to complete in December 2016. Upon completion the bridge will be 1586 meter long spanning Mawlamyine and Chaunggone Townships.
Union Minister for Electric Power U Khin Maung Soe and State Chief Minister U Ohn Myint presented the president on erecting Thanlwin River Tower. The president instructed them on completing the project as schedule.
The president proceeded to Mawlamyine University and met teachers, students and locals. In his speech the president attached great importance to smooth transportation in the region as it can help promote health, education and business in the region. He ranked the electric power as the second priority as it plays an important role to become an industrialized nation. Human resource develop is the third priority according to the president.
The president arrived at Attaran Bridge spanning Kayin and Mon State. The Union Minister for Construction briefed the president on construction of Attaran Bridge (Chaunghnakwa). The president presented Buddha images, solar-powered lamps and helmets for locals. The building of Attaran Bridge (Chaunghnakwa) started on 20 July 2014 and completed on 30 July 2015.
The president visited Chaungzon, gave advice to local officials and arrived back in Nay Pyi Taw later in the evening.
—Myanmar News Agency

Thanlwin Bridge (Chaungzon) construction project started on 8 February 2015 and expected to complete in December 2016.
Thanlwin Bridge (Chaungzon) construction project started on 8 February 2015 and expected to complete in December 2016.

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