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August 08, 2020

Union Construction Minister opens bridges in Ottwin, Shwekyin

Union Minister U Han Zaw (C), Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein (R) and Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Maung Yin (L) unveil the Shwekyin Creek-Crossing Bridge Plaque on 31 July 2020. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Han Zaw (C), Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein (R) and Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Maung Yin (L) unveil the Shwekyin Creek-Crossing Bridge Plaque on 31 July 2020. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw officially opened Sittoung River-Crossing Bridge (Myo Soe) in Ottwin Township and Shwekyin Creek-Crossing Bridge in Shwekyin Township, Bago Region yesterday.
At the opening ceremony of the Sittoung River-Crossing Bridge, the Union Minister said the ministry has set objectives to equally develop roads, bridges and urban areas in regions and states fulfilling the ministry’s primary duty of infrastructure development.
The ministry is constructing new roads and bridges and upgrading and maintaining old roads and bridges for the country’s socio-economic development, he added.
Special Bridge Team 10 of Bridge Department constructed the 1,200-foot-long two-lane reinforced concrete bridge, which is located on Kywepwe-MyoSoe-Zayetgyi Road.
The bridge’s upper sections are made up of steel plate girders that were manufactured by J&M Steel Solutions, a company joint-ventured by the Ministry of Construction and Japanese Company JFE.
This is 44th bridge opened in Bago Region during the incumbent government, he added.
Bago Region Chief Minster U Win Thein explained the development progress of roads and bridges in Bago Region, and a resident expressed thanks for the bridge.
The bridge that connects the towns and villages on old Yangon-Mandalay Highway with eastern side of Sittoung River will bring benefits of economy, social, health and education to local people. The bridge will also connect Bagon Region with Kayin and Mon states.
In the afternoon, the Union Minister opened Shwekyin Creek-Crossing Bridge on Taungoo-Kyaukgyi-Shwekyin-Winkan Road in Shwekyin Township, Bago Region.
At the opening ceremony, the Union Minster made opening remarks and the Chief Minster explained the conditions of regional development, ethnic unity and communications development. Special Bridge Team 9 of Bridge Department constructed the 1,680-foot-long two-lane reinforced concrete bridge.
The upper section of the bridge is made up of reinforcement concrete and pre-stressed post-tension technology.
The bridge is one of the main bridges on Taungoo-Kyaukgyi-Shwekyin-Motpalin Road that connects eastern Bago Region with Mon State.
The opening of the bridge will bring the developments of economy, social, education and health to 36,000 people in 27 villages of 13 village-tracts in Motpalin side. —MNA  (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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