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June 03, 2020

Yangon-Dala Friendship Bridge to take five years to build

The architectural design of Yangon-Dala friendship bridge.
The architectural design of Yangon-Dala friendship bridge.

THE CONSTRUCTION Ministry will sign a consultant contract agreement after obtaining approval from the Union government for the Yangon-Dala Bridge project within eight months. There are immediate plans to develop detailed designs for the bridge, including traffic management
The ministry got reviews from the Ministry of Planning and Finance and the Union Attorney-General’s Office on the contract agreement, said Union Construction Minister U Win Khaing at the second regular session of the Pyithu Hluttaw on 20 September.
With the loan granted by Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF), the bridge will be constructed across the Yangon River to link local roads in downtown Yangon. The bridge will take five years to build and will be 6,144 ft in length. It is estimated that the new bridge will be finalized in the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
Upon completion, the bridge will ensure local people in the townships of Yangon and Ayeyawady can travel smoothly and quickly in and out of their own regions, helping to relieve Yangon’s traffic jams.
Dala is located on the Southern bank of the Yangon River across from downtown
Yangon. The area has not seen much development. Access has only been via ferry. The new bridge will link Phonegyi Road in Lanmadaw to Bo Min Yaung Road in Dala.


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