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APD | Japan’s IHI Corp. to upgrade bridges in Myanmar

World2020-02-15

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By APD writer Alice

Japan’s IHI Corp. to upgrade bridges in Myanmar

Japanese heavy equipment and infrastructure company IHI Corp. plans to rebuild two bridges in Myanmar to upgrade the country's transportation infrastructure along the East-West Economic Corridor stretching to Vietnam via Thailand and Laos.

A recent IHI statement said under a contract signed recently with the bridge department of Myanmar's Ministry of Construction, IHI Infrastructure Systems Co., IHI's subsidiary, will dismantle three existing bridges along the economic corridor and replace two of them with new ones by July 2023.

The two four-lane bridges to be rebuilt are the 480m Atran Bridge and the 797m Gyaing Zathabyin Bridge that cross the Gyaing River in southeast Myanmar near the Thai border.

The other bridge to be demolished by IHI is the Gyaing Kawkareik Bridge, with its replacement bridge under construction by Hazama Ando Corp. and P.S. Mitsubishi Construction Co.

The reconstruction of the three bridges is being implemented under a 33.9 billion JPY (308 million USD) low-interest loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

(ASIA PACIFIC DAILY)

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