Aiming for the development of transportation, regional development, and socioeconomic development within Magway Region, Construction Group No. 3 under the Department of Bridges of the Ministry of Construction held the stake driving ceremony for Ayeyawady Bridge (Thayet-Aunglan) at 9.30 am yesterday.
Firstly, Magway Region Hluttaw Speaker U Tar, Deputy Speaker U Zaw Myo Win, Magway Region Minister for Construction and Transportation U Tin Nwe Oo, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Construction U Win Tint, Pyithu Hluttaw MPs U Kan Myint of Thayet constituency and U Aung Hla Htoo Myint of Aunglan constituency, Amyotha Hluttaw MP U Win Myint of constituency 8, Magway Region Hluttaw MPs U Zaw Moe Aung of Thayet constituency and U Aye Kyaw of Aunglan constituency, and local elder U Tin Aung Myint drove the stakes into the ground at their designated spots and sprinkled scented water on them.
Afterwards, Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw and Chief Minister of Magway Region Dr. Aung Moe Nyo pressed a button to drive Stand Pipe No. 1 into the ground and then sprinkled scented water on it.
The Ayeyawady Bridge (Thayet-Aunglan) is an iron frame bridge linking Thayet Township and Aunglan Township. The bridge measures 7,456 ft long, 34.5 ft wide and stands 56 ft in height. The bridge is categorized as AASHTO HS 25-44 loading capacity.
Once the bridge is completed, transportation between Aunglan Township on the east bank of the Ayeyawady River and Thayet Township on the west will be much more convenient and economic, educational, healthcare and social development will follow.
The bridge will also play an important role in the construction of the Nay Pyi Taw – Kyaukpyu highway as it will link Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone with Maei, Mindon, Thayet, Aunglan and Nay Pyi Taw all the way to Shweli.
Afterwards, the Union Minister and the Chief Minister inspected Parpur Bridge (Submersible Bridge) constructed with the aid of JIP group in Thayet Township, Thayet District on the Tone-Parput-Ponenar rural road.
As the Ministry of Construction, they are also constructing bridges over the creek on the rural road for the socioeconomic development and rural region development. If Parput Bridge is implemented, it will be convenient for the transportation of the residents from the villages on the Tone-Parput-Ponena rural road.
(Translated by Myat Thandar Aung)