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Gwachaung Bridge construction in Rakhine State completed

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The photo shows an aerial view of the Gwachaung Bridge. photo : soe myint aung

The Gwachaung Bridge construction in Rakhine State has been completed and arrangements are being made to inaugurate the bridge, according to the Ministry of Construction.
The project is located on the Gwa-Kyaukchun Road of Gwa Township in Thandwe District of Rakhine State. The bridge is important to the Ngayokkaung-Sinam-Ngwesaung-Chaungtha-Shwe Thaungyan-Magyizin-Kyaukchun-Gwa route.
Special Task Force 8 of the Highway Department under the Ministry of Construction led the project which will connect the Ayeyawady Region and Rakhine State using a total of K8,980 million budgets of the Union Government and Rakhine State government. The operation was launched on 18 November 2019.
The 1398 feet and nine inches long reinforced type bridge is 24 feet in width with 3.5 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. It is constructed using PC Girder and RC Girder including 17 spans, according to U Kyaw Thura, deputy director of the task force.
The residents of Makyayngu and Kyaukchun villages have to use boats to travel for their keep or health care services to Gwa Township. Therefore, the locals including the students face difficulties and so the government constructs the Gwachaung Bridge.
Now, the bridge is completed and it will benefit the residents of Ayeyawady Region and Rakhine State and will help to develop the social status, economy, health and education sectors including the tourism industry. — Pwint Thitsa/GNLM

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