An over-200-foot-long bridge will be
built with use of 100-year-old toddy tree trunks across a creek between Yaysone
Village in Kyaukpadaung Township and Ashaykon Village in Yaynanchaung Township
in the upcountry region.
The project aims to enhance better
transportation in the region for education and economic matters, and the local
people have had difficulties to travel in the area due to strong flow and
higher level of water in the creek in the rainy season.
“All the bridge parts will be made of
100-year-old toddy tree trunks. In this region, there are many ancient pagodas
and some artifacts in bronze and iron ages could be observed as well.
one of our objectives why we, local people, are trying to build this bridge to
preserve the heritage,” said Ko Myo Nyunt, who is one of the local people.
He added that after the project, local and
foreign travellers could go and visit the ancient pagodas by bike. When the
bridge has been built, some 30 villages in the area would have enjoyed better
transportation since the residents of those villages have faced difficulties
for travelling within the region for about 10 days due to the strong flow of
water in the creek.