New Goktwin bridge inaugurated in northern Shan State

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Officials cut ribbon to inaugurate new Goktwin bridge located on Mandalay-Lashio-Muse road section of Union Highway in Nawnghkio, Shan State on 23 October. Photo: MNA

Deputy Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Tun Tun Hein attended the inauguration ceremony of new Goktwin bridge located on Mandalay-Lashio-Muse road section of Union Highway in Nawnghkio township, Kyautme district in northern Shan State yesterday afternoon.
The ceremony was also attended by Chief Minister of Shan State Dr Lin Htut, his government members, Hluttaw representatives, departmental officials and local people.
After the Chief Minister made a speech, the Director for the Road Management Department (northern Shan State) explained the facts about the bridge and a local person expressed words of thanks.
The Deputy Speaker, the Shan State Chief Minister and the Shan State Minister for Road Transport cut the ribbon to open the ceremony and walked across the bridge.
The new bridge was built by the Ministry of Construction with Union funds 874 million kyats. The construction of this 30-ft-wide and 60-tonne two-lane reinforced bridge began on 1 December 2019 and completed on 31 August 2020.
The old Goktwin bridge was damaged by a landmine on 15 August, and its loading capacity was reduced to a 48-tonne bridge.—Mine Htun (IPRD)
Translated by Ei Phyu Phyu Aung

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