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Locals voice approval for Yangon Elevated Expressway

Locals have voiced their approval of the construction of the Yangon Elevated Expressway, which will begin in August, according to the Highways Department under the Ministry of Construction.

Deputy Director General U Kyi Zaw Myint said his department has met with the locals and addressed their concerns, including noise pollution and potential flooding in areas under the expressway. Compensation will be provided to those affected by construction.

The first public meetings were held from February 15 to March 1 in townships where the flyover will pass through. The next meeting will be held in July or August. “Overall, most supported the project,” he said.

Meanwhile, the winning bidder for the project will be announced in May, after which a ground-breaking ceremony will be held in July.

Construction will begin in August and is expected to take around five years to complete. The expressway will be put into operation by May 2025.

The Yangon Elevated Expressway project will be implemented by the Ministry of Construction and Yangon Region Government under a Public Private Partnership with the winning bidder.

The road will traverse eight major Yangon townships – Mingalar Taung Nyunt, Tamwe, Thingangyun, South Okkalapa, North Okkalapa, Mayangone, Mingaladon, and Insein.

When complete, it will be 27.5 km in length, 8m to 19.5 m in height and comprise four lanes. The project is valued at US$900 million. – Translated

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Source : Myanmar Times

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