Private Company to Build Modern Highway Linking Pyay-Yangon



“Traffic on Myanmar roads increases year after year. Traffic jams, a wide­spread lack of driving skills, and narrow roads make road improvements crucial to road safety. Ad­ditionally, years of intense weather and improper upkeep have pillaged our existing infrastructure. This highway will be laid with a higher quality ce­ment for preservation,” U Oo Saw Thein, Chief Civil Engineer of Engineering Department for Roads and Bridges under the Ministry of Construction, told Myanmar Business Today.

Max Highway Co., Ltd will finance all upgrades and maintenance while earning revenue from tolls positioned before bridges and entrances, with the Ministry of Con­struction occupying a su­pervisory role.

In the 2017-2018 fis­cal year, the company will augment the first 7.6 miles of the Yangon-Pyay road into a 48-foot-wide asphalt highway.

In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the width of the 30 mile-stretch between Tai­kkyi and Tharyarwaddy township will be extended from 30 feet to 48 feet.

In the 2019-2020 fis­cal year, Max Highway Co. will develop the next 24 miles of road with two additional lanes and a smooth asphalt finish.

In the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the 15 miles between Tikkyi and Tharwaddy townships and 40 miles between Tharywaddy and Pyay townships will be completed.

Traffic along the high­way varies, with approxi­mately 11,000 vehicles using the Yangon-Hmaw­bi section, 5000 vehicles between Yangon and Tai­kkyi, 1,200 vehicles from Yangon to Thayarwaddy, 10,000 vehicles on the Yangon-Zegone route, and 900 vehicles using Yangon-Pyay route.

 

Source: Myanmar Business Today

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