Eindu-Kawkareik Road extended to further 10 metres

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This undated photo shows one section of the Eindu-Kawkareik Road.

According to the contract between the Ministry of Planning and Finance, Ministry of Industry and ADB, the Eindu-Kawkareik Road in Hpa-an District of Kayin State was upgraded with US$100 million under the ADF loan and $20 million under the AIF loan (net value of $120 million).
SMEC Consultant company was hired in 2013 to conduct the feasibility study and was completed in 2015.
Consequently, permission was granted to upgrade the road to All Standard Class 2 in line with the GMS EWEC system.
China Road and Bridge Corporation (CRBC) upgrades the 18-kilometre road and repair blind spots on 15-kilometre road.
In January 2017, a motorcycle lane was added to the section, and the 670-metre section of road along the infrastructures was upgraded and the project was completely finished in April 2021.
According to road regulations in the contract, the contractors supervised the road maintenance work from 30 April to 30 May 2021.
The completed section is a 64.735-kilometre-long, 10-metre-wide two-lane asphalt road.
The former section was just a 6-metre-wide asphalt road and traffic jams, delays, and flooding occurred on the road.
Now that the road is complete, it will take only two and a half hours to drive from Hpa-an to Myawady and will improve the socio-economic life of the local people, officials said.
In addition, Kyondoe Harbour Road will be upgraded to a 670-metre-long concrete road as part of the project.
As a result, goods from Thailand, Laos and Viet Nam could be transported to Mawlamyine in time at a lower cost, officials added. — Kayan Soe Myint/GNLM

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