Construction of Kamyawkin Bridge project to complete by March 2023

KMK Bridge
The Kamyawkin Bridge.

The construction of the Kamyawkin bridge project, crossing the Dawei river in the Taninthayi region is expected to be completed by March 2023, according to the Ministry of Construction. So far, the bridge project has been 49 per cent finished. The effort are being made to complete within the targeted period, said an official from Bridge Task Force 4, the bridge department of the Ministry of Construction.
“The foundation for the bridge is being dug. The girders for approaching roads are under the construction process. So far, the project has been finished 49 per cent,” said the official from the task force.
It is located between the Dawei-Kamyawkin-Launglon road sections of the Taninthayi Region. The 1,050 feet long two-lane new bridge is 24 feet in width, five feet each of sidewalk and the waterway clearance is 164 feet in width and 16 feet in height.
The old Kamyawkin bridge located between mileposts 2/2 and 2/3 of Dawei-Launglon road was constructed in 1972 and completed in 1975. The new Kamyawkin Bridge project was started on 16 February 2021. the task force 4, the Bridge Department of the Ministry of Construction is responsible for the project. Upon completion of the project, it will be convenient travelling for the resident as well as local travellers from across the country, according to the announcement of the Ministry.—Ko Naing (Bago)/GNLM

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