Nyaunglaybin-Toungoo railway section upgrade in progress to be finalized next year

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Cranes and labourers are seen working at Nyaunglaybin-Toungoo railway project. Photo: Khin Ko (Kyaukdaga)

Phase -1 of Nyaunglaybin-Toungoo railway section upgrade project on Yangon-Mandalay track is in progress as it was started on 5 January 2018, and expected to be finalized on 4 November 2022.
Tokyo Construction Company, Japan are conducting the upgrading of the 72-mile railroad section. The project will also include upgrading of JISSON railroad, installation of the signal and railway secretary system, four new bridges and 105 bridges. Also, the construction and upgrading of the railway platform in Tawgi, Peinzalote, Tahtaygone, Kyaukdaga, Paenwegone, Nyaungpinphyu, Phyu, Zaya Wady, Nyaungchaydauk, Kwaypwe and Toungoo are part of the project,” said U Win Myint, the Public Relation Manager of Nyaunglaybin-Toungoo railroad section upgrading project.
Upon completion of the upgrading project, the travel time between Yangon and Mandalay will be eight hours, and this will contribute to reducing the travelling time as well as speeding up the flow of trade. — Khin Ko (Kyaukdaga) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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