Source: Myanmar Business Today

Date: 13 December, 2017

The Ministry of Construction will call for construction proposals for Yangon-Dala bridge project in the first week of December. 

The tender process will be overseen by Yangon Regional Government and the Ministry of Construction.

Tender for the project will be called for in phases and a developer for the project will be chosen in December, U Shwe Yin, Member of Regional Parliament from No.1 constituency of Dala Township said.

Construction on the four lane bridge will start in January 2018. With a proposed length of 1,872 meters (6,144 ft), and a height of 46 meters (150 ft), it will link Phonegyi Street in Lanmadaw Township with Bo Min Yaung Street in Dala. 

A meeting held in May 2017, was attended by the Yangon Regional cabinet, Regional parliament, Ministry of Construction, and its Department of Road and Bridge, Myanma Port Authority, and private businessmen. They settled on the architectural design, and set the minimum height at 49 meters. 

The bridge is estimated to cost approximately $168 million. The Korea Economic Development Cooperation Fund (KED-CF) will provide a loan of $137.83 millino and the Union government is coming up with the remaining $30.34 million. The bridge is expected to help with the development of Dala, Twante, Kawt Hmuu, Kyunchan Gone and the Ayeyarwady Region.