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Ayeyawady Bridge (Thayet-Aunglan) Project completes 52%

The Ayeyawady Bridge (Thayet-Aunglan) project in Magway Region is now 52 per cent complete, according to the Bridge Task Force (3) of the Bridge Department. “We completed the foundation for the main bridge. From RP 1 to RP 13, only RP2 is left. We will start the RP2 operation when the water level of the Ayeyawady river falls and all the RP of the main bridge will be 100 per cent completed this 2022-2023FY.

For the deck operation of the approach bridge, we complete nine 30-metre-wide spans out of ten on the bank of Thayet and seven spans out of eight on the bank of Aunglan. The bridge handrail and deck paving operations will be completed in 2022-2023FY,” said U Htay Aung, Director of the Bridge Task Force (3). The feasibility study for bridge construction was conducted in 2015 and Bridge Task Force (3) of the Bridge Department of the Ministry of Construction started the construction on 17 December 2018.

They launched pre-engineering processes in the 2018 mini-budget, approach bridge foundation and body construction in the 2018-2019FY, approach bridge foundation, body and upperstructure construction in 2019-2020FY, pier foundation and bridge body construction of the main bridge in the 2020-2021FY and mini-budget of the 2021-2022FY.

“The iron frame tender for the main bridge has been invited at the Bridge Department of the Ministry of Construction in Nay Pyi Taw. Depending on the number of iron frames, we will keep carrying out the conveyance and installation of iron frames. The project will be accomplished depending on the fund. We estimated to complete the entire project in 2025-2026FY,” said the director of the Bridge Task Force (3). 

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Muse border trade bags more than US$60 million in August

Myanmar’s 105th-mile Muse trade zone for cross-border trade with China accumulated US$60.178 million in August. Exports surpassed imports with exports valued at $37.856 million and $22.322 million worth of imports. Myanmar exported agricultural produce, forest products, fishery products, minerals, finished industrial goods and other goods to China, while capital goods and intermediate goods were imported into the country.

Figures showed $10.992 million, a slump in trade compared to that of July, with a decrease of $1.841 million worth of exports and $9.151 million worth of imports as exports of agricultural produce including kidney bean, green gram, rice bean, various sesame seeds and dried tea leaf declined in August. However, exports grew in the manufacturing and mining sectors. The imports of intermediate goods, capital goods and consumer goods also fell, according to the Muse Trade Zone.

The value of trade was up by $46.468 million compared to the corresponding period last year with an increase in exports worth $36.228 million and imports valued at $10.240 million. Myanmar sent rice, various pulses, onion, cashew nut, natural rubber and other agricultural produce, forest products, fishery products, livestock products, minerals, finished industrial goods and other goods to China through the Muse border trade zone.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar