Sittoung Bridge on Pyu-Oak Phyat-Mone Road opened hailing 77th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day

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The opening ceremony of the Sittoung Bridge (Oak Phyat) on the Pyu-Oak Phyat-Mone Road in Pyu Township of Toungoo District of Bago Region was organized yesterday hailing the 77th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day.
The 620 feet long bridge was constructed by the Special Bridge Task Force (10) of the Ministry of Construction.
The ceremony was attended by State Administration Council members Jeng Phang Naw Taung, U Shwe Kyein, Construction Union Minister U Shwe Lay, Bago Region Chief Minister U Myo Swe Win, Region Commander and other departmental officials and guests.
First, SAC member Jeng Phang Naw Taung said Myanmar is a Union where 135 ethnic groups live in unity. The government prioritizes basic infrastructure for the social, economic, education and health sectors for its people especially the transport sector – road, bridges – and access to electricity. The ethnic nationals can easily communicate only with the proper transport system.
He also talked about the essence of the 2008 Constitution, objectives of the SAC to build a Union based on democracy and federalism, through a disciplined and genuine multiparty democratic system that is fair and just, cooperation works between Union government and region/state governments to ensure the proportionate development of the nation.
He highlighted the construction of bridges despite the geological features and natural obstacles, upgrade works on roads and transport development programmes implemented in urban cities and remote areas.
He then pointed out to use the public budget effectively in carrying out the development programmes of the country, ensure the quality, supervise and review whether the projects bring benefits to the regions, cooperate with the officials and make sure to be the effective public projects.
Then, Union Minister U Shwe Lay made a remark and the Bago region chief minister reported on the condition of roads, bridges and regional development.
Afterwards, the Union minister and relevant officials cut the ribbon while the SAC members Jeng Phang Naw Taung and U Shwe Kyein pressed the button to inaugurate the stone plaque of the bridge.
The 620 feet long Sittoung Bridge (Oak Phyat) is located on the Pyu-Oak Phyat-Mone Road in Pyu Township of Toungoo District of Bago Region and is a two-lane truss bridge. The foundation of the bridge is constructed with a bored pile foundation and the superstructure is truss beam and deck. The bridge has a capacity of 60-tonne load. — MNA

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