August 19, 2016

Railroad damage bill more than K3.8 bil.: gov’t

3(19)-72Reconstruction of damaged railroads in flood zones across the nation could cost more than K3.8 billion, according to the Ministry of Rail Transportation.
The damage bill stands at more than K1.3 billion in Rakhine State and Sagaing, Magway, Ayeyawady and Bago regions. Temporary train services have cost more than K900 million, according to the ministry.
The Mandalay-Myitkyina railroad was temporarily reopened on 16 August, after being cut off for two months. “Depending on the special fund of the government, we will repair damaged railroad sections,” General Manager (Civil) U Tin Soe of Myanma Railways said. In the aftermath of flooding, Hsipaw Bridge in Shan State and the Kuni-YeU-KhinU railroad section in Sagaing Region have recently been reopened. Myanma Railways is still working to reopen the Kalay-Gangaw and Kyangin-Pakokku sections.


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