Vice President U Henry Van Thio who was in Haka Town to inspect status of regional development works went to inspect the construction of Haka-Hatha-Taungkinram road and Dongva Creek Bridge yesterday.
The Vice President accompanied by Chin State Chief Minister Salai Lian Luai, State Hluttaw Speaker U Zo Bawi, Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Than Htut and U Hla Maw Oo, state ministers and officials left Haka Town by motorcade and local populace from villages along the way greeted the entourage according to local tradition raised requirements on education, health and road transport situation. The Vice President and departmental officials coordinated on the matters raised.
The Vice President and party then inspected the construction of Haka-Hatha-Taungkinram road by motorcade and also went to Dongva Creek Bridge construction project site to inspect the construction of the bridge.
At the briefing hall Bridge Department Bridge Project Group 1 Assistant Director U Thant Zin explained about the bridge project and the Vice President coordinated with officials on the work requirements.
The Dongva Creek Bridge was 250 ft. long and 30 ft. wide and was constructed at an estimated cost of Ks 1,300 million. The project was started on 3 April 2019 and was expected to be completed in 30 September 2019.
Next Road Department Director U Ye Lin explained about construction of Haka-Hatha-Hmantaw Road. The Vice President commented that this road section was linked to Monywa-Yagyi-Kalewa Road that would speed up flow of goods into India and would become the main road section from Haka Town to upper Myanmar. As such he remarked on widen the road up to 34 ft. in some sections where required, to reduce the gradient of the road where the climbs were steep, coordinate on obtaining required funds to complete with work on time and without delay.
In fiscal year 2017-2018 a 9 miles 2 furlong 20 ft. wide road section was constructed. The road will be constructed in stages through fiscal year 2018-2019 (six month budget period), fiscal year 2018-2019 and fiscal year 2019-2020 it is learnt. — MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)