ROK delegation visits Myanmar-Korea Friendship Dala Bridge in Yangon

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A delegation from the Republic of Korea visits the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) Project in Yangon on 25 December 2020. Photo: MNA

A delegation from the Republic of Korea led by Mr Park Bokyeong, Chairman of the Presidential Committee on New Southern Policy, on their goodwill tour in Myanmar, visited the Myanmar-Korea Friendship Bridge (Dala) Project in Yangon yesterday.
At the bridge’s briefing room, Consultant Company for the bridge construction Soosung Engineering’s Deputy Project Manager Mr Park Andrew explained about the bridge construction project with the use of video clip including data and facts relating to the project, its importance, and potential development of the Yangon City.
Chairman of the Presidential Committee on NSP Mr Park Bokyeong said that despite a bridge that links between Yangon and Dala, it can be said that the one that links between ROK and Myanmar, adding that people who cross the bridge in completion of the bridge in 2022 would feel close friendship of the two countries.
Transportation between Yangon and Dala in the past was by waterway, and it took about two hours by cars. When the bridge is completed, it will only take about five minutes and the lifestyle of the people in Dala side will develop, he said.
He added that a modern bridge constructed by ROK would emerge, and engineering technologies would be obtained from ROK, stressing the importance of the completion of the bridge during the target time.
Deputy Minister for Construction Dr Kyaw Lin said that the completion of the bridge would help develop the lifestyle of people living in Dala side and would be a gateway to Yangon from Ayeyawady Region.
The Presidential Committee on NSP Chairman and the Deputy Minister looked around the workplaces on the project’s temporary bridge and working platform in Yangon side.
The bridge constructed with the use of EDCF loan is a four-lane cable-stayed type and is 6,128 feet long. The four lanes of the adjacent bridge in Dala side will lead to Dala Clock Tower, and of the four lanes in Yangon side, two will lead to Phone Gyi Street and one to War Dan and another to Pasodan taking Strand Road.
It will take a total of 41 months to fully complete the bridge and now 21 per cent complete.
In the afternoon, the ROK delegation attended the COVID-19 medical supplies donation ceremony made by Korean Association, ROK government and UNHCR at the Lotte Hotel. —MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun) DSC 01443 72 scaled

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