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August 21, 2019

MCDC upgrading roads in Mandalay City to manage growing traffic

MCDC staffs inspect upgrading a road in Chanayethazan Township, Mandalay.  Photo: Aung San

With the number of vehicles increasing in Mandalay City, the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is extending and upgrading a total of 28 roads to curb traffic problems, said Dr Ye Lwin, the Mayor of Mandalay.
The upgrade will cover asphalt roads, concrete roads, and basic maintenance. Six roads in Aungmyethazan, Chanayethazan, and Amarapura townships, five roads in Maharaungmyay Township, four roads in Pyigyidagun Township, and one road in Chanmyathazi Township are being upgraded simultaneously.
“Most of the roads require to be extended and new roads will be built, if necessary. We would have to control the number of vehicles if road extending operations are not conducted. The roads are being extended to tackle traffic problems because the Transportation Management System is not being applied in our city,” said the Mayor.
On Sunday, Dr Ye Lwin, who is the Minister of the Mandalay Development Affairs and officials inspected the road upgrade operations in Aungmyethazan Township and took up the necessary issues with the head and engineers of the Engineering Department (Roads and Bridges).
The Mayor and a team also inspected the basic
repair and asphalt road operations in Chanayethazan Township.
“During road upgrade operations, it takes more time to remove tents, electric pillars, and transformers on the roads within limited time, and sometimes the MCDC pays the workers’ fees,” the Mayor added.
The MCDC is currently upgrading 774, 807 feet (146.744 miles) long asphalt and concrete roads in Mandalay City for city development. — Aung San Maung

(Translated by La Wonn)

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