Chindwin River Bridge (Khamti) nears completion

An aerial view of the  bridge across the Chindwin River in Khamti.  Photo: Supplied
An aerial view of the bridge across the Chindwin River in Khamti.  Photo: Supplied

A PROJECT to construct a bridge across Chindwin River in Khamti Township in Sagaing Region is currently 80 per cent complete, according to the Bridge Department (Sagaing Region).
Initiated since late 2016, the new project is expected to be finalized by March, said U Myo Khine, one of assistant directors of the Bridge Department. The region government funded Ks19.6 billion to the construction of bridge. Upon completion of the project, socio-economic development of local villages in the upper Sagaing Region and Naga area would be improved. The new bridge will be 809.5-meter long and will include 8.5-meter wide motor road and one-meter wide platforms. The bridge department under the Ministry of Construction has constructed the new RC bridge linking Khamti Town in the east of the Chindwin River and Hsinthay Village in the west of the river.
The new bridge is situated one mile from Khamti and it is on the route to Lahe Town in Naga area. After completion the project, villagers will enjoy the smooth transportation between Naga Self-Administered Zone and other towns in Sagaing Region and Kachin State.
People in Naga area are facing difficulties especially in the wet season, because of uneasy access to Sagaing Region.
Residents expect that the new bridge would reduce the travel time between Naga and other areas.—Win Oo (Zeyataing)

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