No (2) Kunlong Bridge constructed on Myanmar-China border trade route

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An aerial view of No 2 Kunlong Bridge.

The No 2 Kunlong Bridge is under construction marking China-Myanmar friendship over Thanlwin River along Lashio-Hsenwi-Kunlong-Chinshwehaw-China border trade road near Kunlong Township in Shan State (North) by China Yunnan Sunny Road Bridge Co., Ltd.
The No 2 Kunlong Bridge is located about four miles upstream the No (1) Kunlong Bridge. The two-lane 286 miles long Baland Cantilever Type Prestressed Concrete Box Girder bridge is 12 metres in width and it has a load capacity of 75 tonnes.
Officials of the Bridge Department under the Ministry of Construction and China Embassy to Myanmar signed an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) to make a feasibility study (FS). The Chinese ambassador and the Union Minister for Construction signed the statement to support the new Kunlong Bridge project and exchanged it in Nay Pyi Taw on 20 March 2018.
According to the agreement, 25 Chinese engineers conducted the feasibility study in the project area between 22 March 2019 and 15 May 2019.
The government has provided compensation to the owners of land, buildings and farms located in the project area using the allocated budget. —Kayan Soe Myint/GNLM

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