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September 21, 2019

Public infrastructural projects in Bago Region

Shwegyin Bridge was built with Ks. 7 billion by the Special Bridge Group (9) of the Bridge Department. Photo: Supplied
Shwegyin Bridge was built with Ks. 7 billion by the Special Bridge Group (9) of the Bridge Department. Photo: Supplied

A new bridge crossing the Shwegyin Creek in Shwegyin Township, Bago Region has been completed recently.
Construction of the bridge commenced in the first week of December last year. The bridge was built with Ks. 7 billion funds for the fiscal year 2017-2018, which was allocated by the Union Government under the supervision of the Special Bridge Group (9) of the Bridge Department under the Ministry of Construction. The new bridge measuring 512.06 meters long and 7.42 meters wide was constructed mostly from concrete. Pedestrian walk ways on the bridge is 0.91 meters wide and the bridge can withstand up to 60 tons of weight.
A garbage treatment plant is set to be built in Bago and a plan is underway to construct similar facilities in other towns, said U Win Thein, Chief Minister of Bago Region at a coordination meeting at Tawwin Hintha Hall of the regional government office in Bago. During the meeting, the chief urged those present to create public areas where people can relax and pointed out that it would be effective by having more rubbish bins, within easy reach for the public. He also suggested a plan to levy taxes for the removal of sanitation that’s conducted by private enterprises, saying members of the development committee need to disseminate knowledge about garbage disposal on a wider scale.
The chief minister officially launched a 16-bedded traditional medicine hospital in Nyaunglebin Township. The healthcare facility measuring 124 ft. in length, 64 ft. in width was built with Ks. 154 million in the fiscal year 2015-2016 in accordance with the goals of the Department of Traditional Medicine under the Ministry of Health and Sports. The four-storey staff housing was also constructed at a cost of over Ks. 300 million for the employees from the hospital. The hospital offers healthcare services to not only local people in Nyaunglebin Township but also those from other areas from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily except public holidays.
The regional chief minister together with regional lawmakers inspected construction of the Sittoung River crossing bridge (Oakphyat) in Pyu Township later last month. The chief minister was briefed about the bridge by the in-charge engineer at the briefing hall of the construction site. The chief minister called for timely completion of the bridge as schedule, focusing on durability of the bridge, worksite safety measures, minimizing losses and meeting the set standard. He also underlined that the bridge is necessary for local people so those who are involved in the task need to systematically prioritize the interests of the local people, taking their accountability and responsibility into consideration.
The bridge is 800 ft. long, 24 ft. wide and has a 3 ft. long pedestrian walkway on each side. The bridge will be of reinforced concrete facility and is being built with Ks. 4.85 billion by the Bridge Construction Group-10 of the Depart of the Bridge under the Ministry of Construction. Construction of the bridge began on 1 May 2018 and has been about 40 percent finished so far. The bridge is expected to be opened to traffic by 2021.

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