New Bago River Crossing Thanlyin Bridge 3 now open

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing remarked that Thilawa SEZ will contribute to the socioeconomic development of people in Thanlyin, Kyauktan, Kayan and Thongwa areas of Yangon Region thanks to Thanlyin Bridge 3.
Yesterday morning, Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the ceremony to commission the Bago River Crossing Thanlyin Bridge 3 into service in Yangon Region.
In his address, the Senior General disclosed that the bridge was built under a loan agreement signed in 2017 and started its construction in 2019 with a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency.
He unveiled that the Thanlyin Bridge 3 will help utilize the East-West Economic Corridor, which will benefit the Hpa-an-Myawady area, as well as the development of Mon and Kayin states and the improvement of connection with regional countries.
He continued that political situations delayed bridge construction tasks and loan plans in 2021, but construction of the bridge resumed due to coordination several times.
The Senior General recounted that the government spent more than K46 billion on the construction of the bridge for timely completion.
He explained that the government is striving for equitable development of all parts of the nation, including border regions, by upgrading roads and expanding road networks.
He said that flyovers and four-lane river-crossing bridges are being built in Yangon Region in order to ease traffic congestion and to ensure a smooth and swift flow of commodities, contributing to the improvement of the people’s economic, social, and health sectors.
Mr Togo of Nippon Koei Company presented documents related to the bridge to Director General U Kyaw Kaung Cho of the Department of Bridges under the Ministry of Construction.
SAC Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo, Council members Admiral Tin Aung San and Lt-Gen Nyo Saw, Union Minister for Construction U Myo Thant and Yangon Region Chief Minister U Soe Thein cut the ribbon to open the bridge.
The Senior General unveiled the plaque of the bridge and sprinkled scented water on it. He also sprayed the bronze plaque at the pylon of the bridge.
The Senior General strolled along the newly-opened Thanlyin Bridge 3.
Also present at the bridge opening ceremony were SAC members Mahn Nyein Maung and Khun San Lwin, union ministers, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Yangon Command, Japanese engineers, officials from Nippon Koei Co and departmental officials.
According to the agreement between the Japan International Cooperation Agency-JICA and the Ministry of Planning and Finance, the Ministry of Construction and relevant ministries, the bridge project was implemented in phases from 2013. The river-crossing section of the bridge is 6,663 feet long, and the bridge section on land is 1,975 feet long, totalling 8,638 feet long and 75 feet wide. It is a four-lane facility flanked by a five-foot-wide safe zone on either side. Its water clearance is 43 feet high and 735 feet wide. The bridge was built as a cable-stayed bridge made of steel box, and PC box with 75-tonne withstanding.
As the bridge was built with advanced technology, Myanmar engineers have accumulated modern technologies to build the bridge. Thanks to the bridge, skilled workers could be turned, and employment opportunities could be generated. — MNA/TTA

 

Salient points from the speech delivered by the Senior General at the inauguration of the Bago River Crossing Thanlyin Bridge 3 in Yangon

  •  Thanlyin Bridge 3 will help utilize the East-West Corridor to benefit the Hpa-an-Myawady area, as well as the development of Mon and Kayin states and the improvement of their connections with regional countries.
  •  Newly-inaugurated Thanlyin Bridge 3 will help ease traffic junctions on the Thanlyin Bridge 1.
  •  The government spent more than K46 billion on the construction of the bridge for timely completion.
  •  Flyovers and four-lane river-crossing bridges are being built in Yangon Region in order to ease traffic congestion and to ensure a smooth and swift flow of commodities.

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