05 Nov 2020 - Source: Myanmar Times - The new Dala and Kawmhu bridge over Thakut River is now 95 percent complete and should be operational by the end of March 2021, said project engineer U Thet Wai Aung."The Thakut River bridge is situated on the Dala-Thkut-Let Khoke Kone-Kanyin Kone road section and more than 500 vehicles use the bridge daily. The new bridge will replace the existing bridge, which is no longer strong enough to handle the daily traffic," he said.
Construction of the K2.5 billion, 495-feet long bridge started in November 2019. The width of the bridge is a total of 31ft. The waterway clearance of the bridge is 2 meters in height and 29.26 meters in width.
When completed, it will benefit the residents of Dala, Kawmhu, Kungyangon townships in Southern District of Yangon Region as well as the townships in Ayeyarwady Region.
The Ministry of Construction has announced plans to build 21 bridges in the current fiscal year.
A total of eight bridges will be above 100 feet length, while the remaining 13 bridges will be built at lengths between 50 ft and 100 ft. The ministry has called for local tenders to construct the bridges, which will be located in six regions and states, said U Nay Aung Ye Myint, director general from the Department of Roads and Bridges under the Ministry of Construction.