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More than 4,800 bridges built for development of border regions till January 2022

The Ministry of Border Affairs stated that more than 4,800 small and large bridges have been built for development of border regions up to the end of January 2022. The ministry is implementing the master plans for development of the border regions. In so doing, the first three-year short-term plan was implemented from 1993-94 financial year to 1995-96 financial year, the first five-year medium-term plan from 1996-97 to 2000-21 financial year, and the second five-year short-term plan from 2001-02 to 2005-06 financial year, totalling 13 years.

Furthermore, the ministry drew a 30-year master plan from 2001-02 to 2030-31 financial year. It was divided into six portions. Starting from the 2011-12 financial year, the master plan was shifted into the 20-year master plan for development of border areas. Such a master plan lasts from 2011-12 financial year to 2030-31 fiscal year. Up to January 31 2022 of the 2021-22 financial year, a total of 4,896 small and large ridges have been built across the nation, including 358 bridges of more than 100 feet in length and 4,372 bridges under the 100 feet in length and 166 suspension bridges.

During the period, the ministry built more than 10,303 miles long earthen roads, 7,207 miles long gravel roads, more than 177 miles long laterite roads, over 3,175 miles long asphalt roads, more than 46 miles long repaved roads, more than 91 miles long concrete roads, 543 miles long expanded roads, 5,101 miles long renovated roads, 2,422 conduits and 5,736 culverts.

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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