Ngawun Bridge (Laymyathnar) to open in February 2019

The Ngawun Bridge, built on Laymyathnar-Katu-Pantawgyi road in Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region, will be opened in February, 2019. Photo: Pwint Thitsa
The Ngawun Bridge, built on Laymyathnar-Katu-Pantawgyi road in Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region, will be opened in February, 2019. Photo: Pwint Thitsa

To ensure the smooth flow of local commodities in Ayeyawady Region, the Ngawun Bridge (Laymyathnar) will be opened in February 2019, according to the Ministry of Construction.
The Ngawun Bridge was built on Laymyathnar-Katu-Pantawgyi road in Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Region, with K 11.45 billion of capital funds from Ayeyawady Region. The bridge is a two-way concrete bridge measuring 600 meters long. It also includes two other main sections, a 170 meter long bridge at one end on the Laymyathnar side and a 190 meter long bridges at the another end on the Pantawgyi side. The two-way concrete bridge is 24 meters wide, flanked by 3.6 feet wide pedestrian walkways, while the clearance is 6.1 meters high and 53 meters wide. The bridge can handle loads of up to 75-tons, according to the Bridge special team-16.
Ngawun River divided the east and north of the Laymyathnar Town. Among 26 townships in Ayeywady Region, Laymyathnar Township has become a town to be developed. Therefore, the government built the bridge for the development of Laymyathnar Township.
To assist in the local people’s social, economic, educational and health sectors, the Ministry of Construction and Ayeyawady Region government issued a temporary pass for the bridge beginning on 1 December.
Moreover, the Laymyathnar side of the bridge costs K 1145.68 million. The construction period started on 18 November, 2016, according to the bridge department of the Ministry of the Construction.—Pwint Thitsa (Translated by Hay Mar)

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