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August 08, 2020

Construction Minister opens road, bridge in Taninthayi Region

Union Minister U Han Zaw and officials open the inter-village road and new bridge in Taninthayi Region yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Han Zaw and officials open the inter-village road and new bridge in Taninthayi Region yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw opened an inter-village road and a new bridge in Taninthayi Region yesterday.
An inter-village road between Sone Sin and Gon Hynin Seik in Thayetchaung Township of Dawei District in Taninthayi Region was upgraded from the 14ft wide earth road to the 30ft wide concrete pavement type with the earth shoulder of 12ft in a total length of 8-mile 3 furlong to benefit 12,600 locals from 1,520 households in nine villages.
At the opening ceremony of road, the Union Minister said the government has targeted construction of road networks in 80 per cent of villages for 90 per cent of rural population by 2030 with adopting the National Strategy for Rural Roads and Access (2017-2030) to provide as many rural people as possible with all-season access.
The Union Minister also opened Pitat-Myadaung Bridge on Laku-Myadaung-Toe Road in Palaw Township of Myeik District, Taninthayi Region in the afternoon.
At the ceremony, Union Minister U Han Zaw and Taninthayi Region Chief Minister U Myint Maung made speeches.
The Department of Rural Road Development in Taninthayi Region constructed concrete roads with a total length of 784.2 mile and 384 bridges/box culverts from 2017-2018 financial year to 2019-2020 financial year with the Union/Regional budgets.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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