Tender to be called for highway upgrading

The Ministry of Construction will call for international firms to tender for upgrading works on a 40-mile section of the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay Highway starting at Yangon, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary U Kyaw Lin said on April 10. The upgrading works, which will use an Asia Development Bank’s loan worth US$80 million, will involve expanding the highway to a four-lane road. “ADB will provide us a loan totalling between $60 million and $80 million and with this financial assistance, we will start the modernisation of the road,” he said at a press conference to update the public on planned projects for the rest of the year.

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