Kayin State Chief Minister opens Phe Ka Ta Bridge

Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint and other officials cut ribbon to open Phe Ka Ta Bridge in Phe Ka Ta Village, Hpa-An Township, Kayin State yesterday. Photo: MNA
Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint and other officials cut ribbon to open Phe Ka Ta Bridge in Phe Ka Ta Village, Hpa-An Township, Kayin State yesterday. Photo: MNA

Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint opened the Phe Ka Ta Bridge in Phe Ka Ta Village, Hpa-An Township, and inspected the stone supports constructed to shore up the Thanlwin River bank yesterday morning.
The Phe Kat Ta Bridge opening ceremony was held in Phe Ka Ta Village, where Chief Minister Daw Nang Khin Htwe Myint, State Minister for Environment, Forestry and Road U Saw Pyi Thar, State Minister for Mon ethnic affairs U Min Tin Win and other officials cut the ceremonial ribbon to open the bridge and sprinkled scented waters on the stone pillar inscription commemorating the bridge opening.
The 100 ft. long, 18 ft. wide reinforced concrete Phe Kat Ta Bridge was constructed with technical support from the Ministry of Construction, Department of Rural Road Development. The total cost of the bridge was about Ks 72 million (Ks. 71,216,830), of which Ks 30 million was provided by the state government, Ks 20 million by donors and Ks 21,216,830 by the people.
The bridge opening ceremony was attended by the State Chief Minister, State High Court Chief Judge, state government ministers, Hluttaw representatives, the bridge organizing committee and villagers.
Later, the State Chief Minister and party went to Tayote Hla Village and inspected the stone supports constructed to retain the Thanlwin River bank, where the head of the state directorate of water resources and improvement of river systems explained about the construction work.
Tayote Hla Village was on the bank of the Thanlwin River and river bank erosion was threatening the village.
In fiscal year 2017-2018, Ks. 161.26 million in national disaster management funding was used by the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems to build a 300 ft. long, 45 ft. high stone support, which was completed in 26 February 2018. —Saw Myo Min Thein (IPRD)

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