Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein visits the construction of Sittaung river crossing bridge (Yedashe). Photo: Hein Htet (Bago)
Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein on 21 February inspected the construction of Sittaung river crossing bridge (Yedashe), together with related departmental officials.
During the inspection, bridge section team deputy director U Win Lwin and Bago Region road department director U Toe Toe explained the progress of the construction of the Sittaung river crossing bridge and the approaching bridge to the Bago Chief Minister and departmental personnel. Also, the Bago Chief Minister offered words of advice and inspected the bridge construction.
The Sittaung river crossing bridge is located near Kweyaungpyin village in Yedashe township on Yedashe-Kayinchaung-Laiktoe Road. The bridge is 800 feet long and 24 feet wide. The bridge includes a three-foot-wide pedestrian walkway.
Work on the iron bridge was begun on 28 May, 2018 at a cost of K 5,542 million from the Union and Regional government budgets. To date, the construction of the bridge is 72 per cent completed. Upon completion of the project, the bridge will connect Bago Region and Kayin and Kayah States. —Hein Htet (Bago) (Translated by Hay Mar)