Truck traffic to commence on Myawady-Kawkareik road in early September

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Road section undergoing repairs: Transformation in progress.

Six-wheel trucks will be able to pass through the Myawady-Kawkareik Road, which was closed due to a landslide on the Asia highway according to the Road Department (Kayin State), Ministry of Construction.
Due to incessant rain in Kayin State, the places where the road was blocked by a landslide between milepost number (149.5) and milepost (151) of the Myawady-Kawkareik section of the Asia highway have now been cleared since 7 August.
One side of the road was opened on the afternoon of 15 August and vehicles stuck between these two sections are returning to Myawady, and currently, six -wheel trucks are passing through.
“In addition to small private vehicles, small six-wheel commercial vehicles are also on the way. As we continue to work hard, the situation will improve. If there are no more landslides, then 12-wheel large vehicles could be able to travel by the beginning of next month. About 70 per cent of the road works have been completed,” said an official from the Road Department (Kayin State).
The Myawady-Kawkareik Asia Highway is a major economic route for the smooth flow of goods between Myanmar and Thailand and is part of the East-West Economic Corridor in the Greater Mekong sub-region.
It is a road used for the export and sale of local products such as corn and rubber from Myanmar, and it is also a route that is used by passenger vehicles, trucks, and private vehicles travelling from Myawady to Yangon and Mandalay cities every day. — ASH/KZL

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