Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Deputy Minister Dr Kyaw Lin and officials inspected the endeavours of the ministry for development of roads and bridges in Rakhine State in accord with the directives of the Union Governement directly through videoconference.
Officials of the Road Department and Bridge Department of the ministry conducted a power-point presentation of the planned, ongoing and prioritized road and bridge construction projects in Rakhine State. Afterwards, officials of the Rural Road Development Department, Urban and Housing Development Department, and Building Department presented sector-wise progress of work with the help of power point.
In response to the presentations, the Union Minister and the Deputy Minister said the improvement of the transport sector is the core part for the development of Rakhine State. So, road and bridge projects should be prioritized. Single lane bailey bridges have been upgraded into double lane facilities, and durability of the suspension bridges has been reinforced with the use of modern technology.
All the construction projects must meet the set standards, and the constant supervision and maintenance is required for uninterrupted flow of traffic and commodities. Safety measure must be taken at construction sites where unexpected accidents are frequent. Disaster prevention measures should be taken, especially during the rainy season. They also spoke of the need to use only the chloride-free sand and apply anti-corrosive paint. Transport development will be followed by progress in multiple fields, they noted.—MNA (Translated by TMT)