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Old April 13th, 2013, 02:02 PM   #21
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Good to see the flyovers being built, but are there plans for such flyovers and road widening in Mandalay and other major cities?
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Itochu Corporation to build Yangon-Thilawa Bridge


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Japanese-based Itochu Corporation will build a Yangon-Thilawa bridge as part of the Thilawa special economic zone project, according to the Ministry of Construction.

A Japanese delegation, led by Koji Umemoto from Itochu Corporation, met with construction minister Kyaw Lwin to discuss matters relating on implementation of construction project in Nay Pyi Taw on August 15.

Japan is the main investor in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), and will be providing basic infrastructure for the construction of the industrial zone deep sea port as well as building the Yangon-Thilawa bridge.

The bridge will cross the Bago River connecting the Thilawa industrial area to central Yangon although the Ministry of Construction has yet to announce a site.

Upon completion of the bridge, local residents will be able to cross three bridges between Yangon and Thanlyin, KyaukTan, Khayan, Thonegwa townships and the Thilawa industrial area.

Japan is giving first priority to infrastructure projects such as the construction of the NgaMoeyeik bridge, the Yangon-Thilawa bridge and upgrading the Yangon-Mandalay highway as well as Yangon’s housing and city development.

Most of these projects will be carried out the Japanese development aid and assistance. The Japanese government will lend US$ 446.86 million to Myanmar in this fiscal year and has agreed to provide over US$ 980 million in loans for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Itochu Corporation was founded in 1858 and is based in Osaker and Tokyo. Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan's most famous companies and also a partner of Itochu, is planning to invest in generating electricity, upgrading railroads and constructing basic infrastructures for the Thilawa SEZ.

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Old September 13th, 2015, 12:21 AM   #23
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Ministry of Transport AKhom signing the contract for constructing the second Thai - Burma Friendship Bridge at Kempenski Hotel in Nepyitaw on 10 September 2015 with Burmese Ministry of Construction with a total price tag of 3910 Million Baht including 1800 Million baht for roads on both sides + 800 Million Baht Friendship bridge + 1000 million Baht for the new checkpoint + land expropriation - 310 Million Baht for Thai government to deal with the construction on Burma side - but not the land expropriation which has to be done by Burmese government.

Construction of 2nd Thai - Myanmar Friendship Bridge across Moei river started

the 2nd Thai - Burma Friendship Bridge across Moei river along with 21.4 km four lane highway (Thai side of 17.26 km and Burmese side of 4.14 km) with a price tag of 3900 Million Baht will be financed by 1000 Million Baht aids for Burma and 500 Million Baht central budget for 21.40 km 4 lane bypass highway to connect Highway 12 of Thailand with Highway 85 of Burma - the 2nd Thai - Burma Friendship Bridge across Moei river with the distance of 760 meters consisted of Thai side of 515 meters and Burmese side of 245 meters. This also include the new checkpoint buildings with traffic switch interchanges - 1000 Million Baht aids will be spent for land exappropriation at 500 million Baht - However, more budgets are still in need - preparing to lay the corner stone for this new Friendship bridge in July 2015

Plan to lay the corner stone of the second Friendship Bridge across Moei river by Big Too and President Tengseng while letting Highway Dept to construct the new highway along with this second bridge across Moei river to complement with the 1300 Million Baht new road from Myowadee to Krokarek

Next on the line is 4-lane highway from Mae Sod city to Tak

Progress on the construction of the 2nd Thai - Burma Friendship Bridge across Moei river
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