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February 26, 2018

Renovation begins on U Pein Bridge

U Pein Bridge being repaired. Photo: Aung Thant Khaing
U Pein Bridge being repaired. Photo: Aung Thant Khaing

REPAIR works began on the more than 160-year-old U Pein Bridge in Amarapua Township, Mandalay Region, on 23 March.
The repairs are meant to ensure the durability of the bridge ahead of the coming water festival, said U Nyo Myint Tun, director of the Department of Archaeology and National Museum (Mandalay).
A 27-member team from the Inle region of Shan State is conducting the bridge renovations, which are slated for completion before the Myanmar New Year, in line with suggestions by experts, historians and local people, added the director.
The regional government spent K13.4 million (US$11,020) on bridge repairs last fiscal year.
Renovation works include the replacement of decayed teak pillars with new ones from Kayah State, the installation of wooden bridge guardrails on both sides of the bridge and repairs to damaged parts of the bridge.


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