THE Ayeyawady Bridge (Thayet-Aunglan) project in Magway Region is now 52 per cent complete, according to the Bridge Task Force (3) of the Bridge Department.
“We completed the foundation for the main bridge. From RP 1 to RP 13, only RP2 is left. We will start the RP2 operation when the water level of the Ayeyawady river falls and all the RP of the main bridge will be 100 per cent completed this 2022-2023FY. For the deck operation of the approach bridge, we complete nine 30-metre-wide spans out of ten on the bank of Thayet and seven spans out of eight on the bank of Aunglan. The bridge handrail and deck paving operations will be completed in 2022-2023FY,” said U Htay Aung, Director of the Bridge Task Force (3).
The feasibility study for bridge construction was conducted in 2015 and Bridge Task Force (3) of the Bridge Department of the Ministry of Construction started the construction on 17 December 2018.
They launched pre-engineering processes in the 2018 mini-budget, approach bridge foundation and body construction in the 2018-2019FY, approach bridge foundation, body and upperstructure construction in 2019-2020FY, pier foundation and bridge body construction of the main bridge in the 2020- 2021FY and mini-budget of the 2021-2022FY.
“The iron frame tender for the main bridge has been invited at the Bridge Department of the Ministry of Construction in Nay Pyi Taw. Depending on the number of iron frames, we will keep carrying out the conveyance and installation of iron frames. The project will be accomplished depending on the fund. We estimated to complete the entire project in 2025-2026FY,” said the director of the Bridge Task Force (3).
Than Min Aung (MNA)