Myanmar’s first glass bridge, located near the Goteik Viaduct in Nawngcho (Northern Shan State), is expected to be completed by October 2022. The bridge, developed with Chinese designers and glass bridge experts, will be built on a project area of 17 acres and is estimated to cost approximately $5 million. Cherry Muse Company will oversee the project which also houses restaurants, parks, rainbow slides and vantage points for sight seeing.
According to the tourism market in-charge from the Cherry Muse Company, their company has sent over 1,000 tourists to China’s Glass Bridge on a yearly basis. There are many issues when entering China like the need to queue and take medical tests. They are implementing this project with the thought that it would be better if Myanmar has a similar glass bridge. It would be cost effective as well.
Cherry Muse will bear half of the cost of the bridge and the remaining half will be offered as shares. A memorandum of understanding for the project has been signed and it will lead to the creation of around 300 jobs. This glass bridge will be beside the world-famous Goteik Viaduct and you will be able to see the viaduct from here. Myanmar’s version will feature a glass pavement and a different design form those in China.
Source: Myanmar Times