Myawady-Mae Sod Friendship Bridge to be renovated
source emg 12.february 2013
Myanmar-Thailand Friendship Bridge over the Moei River will soon be renovated at a cost of over 40 million baht , according to the engineer incharge office of the road section of Thai government in Myawaddy Township.
See Sang Company Limited has already started renovating the bridge through Jet Ground system since January 8 and it was the company that constructed a new detour road of Dawna mountain on Myawady-Kawkareik motor road.
It is expected that the renovation of the bridge will be complete in the last week of coming June.
Thai chief engineer Mr. Paralong Yoot Kasinowong said that 40 million baht out of the budget for the new road of Myawady-Kawkareik would be spent on the renovation of the old bridge. The old bridge has been under renovation.
The flow of commodities and the travel of passengers are going well as before despite making repair of the bridge. The bridge repairs will be carried out without having an impact on local business to minimize loss and wastages.
Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge project started on October 20, 1994 and was inaugurated on August 15, 1997. The bridge is 13 meter wide and 420 meter long.