Shun Le Win
YANGON- The US$22 million upgrade of Angumaw-Maungdaw road by Asia World Foundation has finished up to 33 kilometers, according to the Asia World Foundation.
The Angumaw-Maungdaw concrete road is a crucial contributor towards multiple economic and social sectors. The natural size of the road spans 20 ft in width with a height of 6 inches. The concrete poured above is 18 feet wide and 9 inches high.
The road began its upgrade since November 30th in 2017 and had managed to complete works on 33 kilometers worth of road. The expenditure of the road comes from 20 partner companies which that reportedly only rendered assistance without seeking profits.
The first phase of the 21km long Angumaw-Koedankauk road section was opened on May 1st.
Asia World Foundation had also constructed a new jetty where three cargo vessels can dock simultaneously as to facilitate the transport of construction materials and machineries to the road construction site.
“We would like to invite well-wishers that wants to participate in the construction of Angumaw-Maungdaw road project. We, Asia World Foundation, donated the cost of the construction of the road,” said an unidentified official from Asia World Foundation.
At present, there are 1,231 workers and 170 machineries working on the road project.
“The project aims for regional development. No foreign assistance is needed. The construction of the road will cost more than Ks 22 billion and is expected to complete 2020. The road needs 85 conduits and bridges which that are 10 to 220 feet long. A conduit is 10 feet long. Other companies have been invited to be a part of the project just like our current partners,” said Nay Lin, Project Director for Angumaw-Maungdaw Road.
Upon completion, the Angumaw-Maungdaw road will become a greatly beneficial primary route connecting to Sittwe Township, requiring only two hours to travel from Maungdaw and Angumaw. It also connects with a large number of villages.