Union Minister for Transport and Communications inspects Yangon-Toungoo railway upgrade

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Union Minister Admiral Tin Aung San inspects Yangon-Toungoo Railway section which is being upgraded. PHOTO: MNA

Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San inspected the Yangon – Mandalay Railway Improvement Project Phase 1- upgrade processes of Yangon-Toungoo railway section yesterday.

Firstly, the Union Minister met the respective Myanma Railways officers of region (5) and (6) at Ottwin, and the project engineers presented the completed and ongoing processes.

Then, the Union Minister discussed the importance of railways in transportation sector and role of railways staff for the country.

He emphasized the detailed study and draft of long-term plan for the development of transportation sector based on the findings, quality infrastructure, technical and investment of local private entrepreneurs in implementing the projects, duties of officials to timely complete the projects implemented with foreign loans and occupational safety.

He also highlighted the effective use of budget, chances to learn the techniques of foreign countries, dutiful manners in respective sectors, efforts to run the trains as usual, and appreciated the participation of Myanma Railways staff, contractors and companies in operating the work plans to complete in time despite the COVID-19 restrictions.

Then, the Union Minister inspected the upgrade works with RGC between Pain Za Lote and Taw Kywal Inn railway stations (17.25miles).

The Union Minister and party also went to No (183) bridge between Taw Kywal Inn and Kanyut Kwin railway stations and scrutinized the bridge construction.

The Union Minister then inspected the Pyu railway station construction and instructed the necessary things to the officials.

Then, he instructed the officials of region No(6) to be able to run Yangon-Mandalay trains as usual and also inspected the No (203) bridge and instructed the necessary things to the officials.—MNA

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