The facilities of transportation giving better services to the people rely on the networks of roads and bridges throughout the country. Hence, efforts should be made for providing better and better services to the people dubbed as the transport facility users day by day.
In fact, the facilities of roads and bridges are inseparable. Not only the roads but also the bridges cannot stand tall alone. According to the outlook of engineers, any roads need to have crossing drains to let the flow of water from both sides in the nature of Myanmar. Indeed, the drains crossing the roads help prevent landslides on both sides of the road shoulders. Consequently, bridges or culverts must be built on the roads depending on the locations of drains.
Most of the roads in higher rainfall areas require the proper drainage system for the prevention of erosion. As Myanmar is teeming with various rivers and creeks, it is necessary to build small and large bridges on the road sections to ensure smooth transportation.
That is why both the government and the private sector should prioritize the improvement and long term existence of roads and bridges across the nation for the public interests.
Emphasis should be placed on capacity building for engineers and employees to continuously keep in touch with the latest technological development with relentless efforts. It is because today’s modernity of engineering technologies is improving on time. In so doing, responsible persons, including engineers need to build a quality management system for the emergence of qualified construction facilities. On the other hand, engineers have to transform their practices from corrective maintenance into preventive maintenance. In fact, maintenance plays a key role in the long term existence of the already-built roads and bridges.
In upgrading highways and expressways, problems of road areas and squats should be solved under the law as part of keeping the facilities neat and tidy. Relevant taxes must be levied from road users to spend on maintenance tasks without environmental impacts.
Only then will the improved roads and bridges help the people enjoy the fruits of the transport sector. That is why both the government and the private sector should prioritize the improvement and long term existence of roads and bridges across the nation for the public interests.