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May 28, 2020

New Thakayta Bridge to be opened in July

A man riding bicycle near the construction of the new Tharkayta Bridge which is expected to open in July, 2018 in Yangon. Photo: Phoe Khwar

The new Thakayta Bridge connecting between Pazundaung and Dawbon townships is expected to be opened in July, according to an official of the bridge construction project.
The bridge will ensure better traffic for commuters and trading goods after the completion of the project.
“It is the first bridge in Myanmar adopting Japanese style construction technique of bridges. When the project comes to completion, trucks leaving from Yangon-Thilawa port can also go through the bridge.” said Mr. Kei Kasahara, in-charge of the project.
The project inaugurated in April 2015, and the construction of the four lane bridge cost approximating US $ 32 million.
Meanwhile, the Department of Bridge under the Ministry of Construction has been building two flyovers that cross over railways and road as well as extending the approach road in Dawbon side to four lanes.
When the project is fully complete, traffic congestion in Yangon is expected to be reduced.

 

Myanmar Digital News

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