The construction of the Chaungwa Bridge, which will connect Ngayokekaung Town and Kywaychaing village of Gawringyi Island in Ngaputaw Township, Pathein District, Ayeyawady Region, is now 83 per cent completed.
The construction of 1,280- foot-long bridge started on 1 March 2020 with a regional capital fund using bored piles for the foundation, RC concrete for the bridge body and PC girder/RC slab for the upper body part of the bridge. The width of the motorway is 24 feet.
The waterway clearance of the bridge is 78.744 feet in width and 40 feet in height.
“We construct the bridge crossing the Chaungwa River on the Ngayokkaung-Gawringyi Island Road. Upon completion, it will benefit the residents by creating many job opportunities. As the locals can get the Gawringyi Island easily, it can develop the tourism sector and the socioeconomic status of residents of Kywaychaing, Nathaphu, Natmaw, Yaykyaw, Thephyu, KanchayOo, Kwinbat, Moetahmyin and Sabagyi villages will be also improved. They can also go to the Ngayokkaung Hospital easily for medical services. Currently, it is 83 per cent complete,” said an official of Special Bridge Task Force 16 of the Ministry of Construction.
Moreover, the people can easily go to Pathein using the Ngayokkaung-Sinma-Ngwesaung Road and to Rakhine State via the Ngayokkaung-Sinma-Ngwesaung-Chaungtha-Shwethaungyan-Makyeebin-Kyaukchun-Gwa Beach Ring Road. Therefore, it can transport local products across the nation more easily. — Nyein Thu (MNA)/KTZH