Published on Thursday, 07 February 2013 17:36
Earth works being carried out for construction of detour road.(Photo-EMG)
Public Works has been undertaking construction of detour tunnel road in Butheetaung-Maungdaw and expected to finish by this fiscal year.
The present one has constructed in 1918 and it’s a hundred years old.
The tunnel will be about 1,800 feet long and 50 feet wide with 18 feet pave. The highest is 320 feet.
The detour read can only be built in dry season. The roads are destroyed in monsoon due to landslide. In order to prevent this disaster, it is constructed in terraced system.
The damaged parts are being fixed by heavy machine and it will be completed in March.
Mayyu hilly motor road is the main road in Myanmar-Bangladesh border trade and it is the only road connecting border town Maungtaw.
This road is built as a railway in British era. Two tunnel roads built in 1918 are getting old even though renovation has been done several times.
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