Union Construction Minister inspects roads, bridges in Bago, Magway

Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw inspected Yangon-Pyay road section yesterday morning.

Firstly, the Union Minister and party inspected repairs and expansions of Yangon-Pyay road section which is being carried out by Max Highway Company under B.O.T system.
Then, the Union Minister and party inspected Pyay-Magway road section and Ayeyawady Bridge (Thayet-Aunglan) which is constructed by Bridge Construction Group-3 of the Department of Bridge.

Deputy Director-General U Khin Maung Swe and Director (Civil) U Htay Aung explained the completion of bridge, budget status, ongoing operations in the relevant financial year, conditions of Ayeyawady riverway, operations in the middle of river and quality testing via PowerPoint presentations.

Afterwards, they also inspected the operation sites of Aunglan side and Girder molding and gave instructions and suggestions as necessary.

Ayeyawady Bridge (Thayet-Aunglan) locates in Thayet District, Magway Region and connects Aunglan Town on the east bank of the river with Thayet Town on the west bank.
The bridge has a total length of 2,272.5 meter with 8.5 meter wide road and one meter wide pedestrian path on both side of the bridge. Waterway clearance beneath the bridge was 130 meter wide and 16 meter high. The bridge was a steel frame arch type with AASHTO HS 25-44 Loading.

It is an important bridge that lies on the economic corridor that connects Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone with Shweli passing through Thayet, Aunglan and Nay Pyi Taw.


(Translated by Khine Thazin Han)

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