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September 23, 2019

Concrete road inaugurated, bridge opened to traffic in Kayin State

Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw attendants the opening ceremony of the new concrete road section in Kyain Seikgyi Township.  Photo: MDN
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw attendants the opening ceremony of the new concrete road section in Kyain Seikgyi Township.  Photo: MDN

A new concrete section on Kyain Seikgyi-Chaungzon Road in Kyain Seikgyi Township, Kayin State was put into service yesterday morning.
At the ceremony, Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Chief Minister of Kayin State Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint, Chief Minister of Mon State Dr. Aye Zan, Kayin State Minister for Environmental Conservation, Mining, Forestry and Road Transport U Saw Pyi Tha and the Director-General of the Road Department U Ohn Lwin formally opened the new concrete road section.
The 40 mile and 5 furlong long newly inaugurated road was 18 ft wide and 8 inches thick and was constructed at a cost of more than Ks. 12 billion from the state budget in the fiscal year 2017-2018. The road connecting Kyain Seikgyi Township and Phayathonezu Town linking with Thanbyuzayet-Phayathonezu Road and Mudon-Myawady Road plays a crucial role in Kayin State. As peace and stability is restored in Kayin State, the road becomes an important corridor for the development of the economy, trade and the social interaction between Myanmar and Thailand.
Makkatha Bridge on Kyain Seikgyi-Chaungzon Road was also opened to traffic. Speaker of Kayin State Hluttaw U Saw Chit Khin, Kayin State Minister for Environmental Conservation, Mining, Forestry and Road Transport U Saw Pyi Tha, the Deputy Director-General of the Bridge Department U Aung Myat Oo, Kayin State Hluttaw Representative U Tin Myo Oo and U Saw Mya Aye, a local resident cut the ribbon to open the new bridge.
Afterwards, Union Minister U Han Zaw, Chief Minister of Kayin State Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint and Chief Minister of Mon State Dr. Aye Zan pressed a button to open the signboard of the bridge and sprinkled scented water on it. The 240 ft long and 24 ft wide bridge has three foot width walkways on each side and was built mostly from concrete, the price tag for the bridge Ks. 900 million.
The newly opened bridge is expected to help facilitate better flow of commodities produced in the region to other parts throughout the country, thereby contributing to improving the livelihood and living standard of the local people and generating job opportunities for them.—Myanmar Digital News

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