Gwa Chaung Bridge in Rakhine State opened marking Diamond Jubilee Independence Day

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The inauguration event of the Gwa Chaung Bridge.

The opening ceremony of the Gwa Chaung Bridge constructed on Gwa-Kyaukchun road in Gwa Township of Rakhine State was held to mark Diamond Jubilee Independence Day yesterday. The ceremony was attended by SAC members Admiral Tin Aung San and Daw Aye Nu Sein, Rakhine State Chief Minister Dr Aung Kyaw Min, relevant officials and locals.
First, Admiral Tin Aung San said the Gwa Chaung bridge on Gwa-Kyaukchun road was inaugurated to mark the Diamond Jubilee Independence Day. Transport plays a key role in the development of a region.
Moreover, the government is working hard to ensure proportionate development across the nation. The officials should cooperate in using the public fund effectively in implementing the projects and also for their sustainability and quality.
Then, SAC member Daw Aye Nu Sein made a remark and Rakhine State Chief Minister reported on regional development programmes, and a local expressed gratitude. After cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the bridge, the SAC members and officials took the commemorative photo.
The Gwa Chaung bridge is an important bridge along the coastal circuit road of Ngayokekaung-Sinma-Ngwesaung-Chaungtha-Shwe Thaung Yan-Magyizin-Kyaukchun-Gwa from Ngayokekaung in Ayeyawady region to Gwa in Rakhine state.
The 1399-ft long bridge measures 24 feet in width and has a 3 feet and six inches wide pedestrian walkway on each side. The waterway clearance is 20 feet in height and 85 feet in width. It can withstand 75 tonnes of loads.
The foundation of the bridge is a bored pile and the upper part of the bridge is constructed with P.C Girder and R.C Girder. The reinforced type bridge has 17 spans.
The bridge construction started on 18 November 2019 using a total of K8,980 million budget of the Union Government and Rakhine State government by the bridge task force 8 of the Bridge Department of the Ministry of Construction.
At noon on 27 December, the SAC member Admiral Tin Aung San and party met departmental officials and township-elders of Gwa Township at the meeting hall of the township Administrative Department.
During the meeting, Gwa Township Administrator U Zarni Kyaw reported on regional development programmes and other related matters while the state chief minister presented the activities to ensure regional development, peace and tranquillity.
Then SAC members Daw Aye Nu Sein and Admiral Tin Aung San gave proper instructions regarding the need to follow the rules and regulations for civil services.
The SAC member Admiral Tin Aung San and party paid homage to Maha Kan Htoo Kan Paw Kat Kyaw Buddha Image at Raza Pabbata Min Taung Pagoda in the evening and donated offertories to Sayadaws. — MNA/KTZH

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