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Reconstruction of six damaged bridges done in the flood-hit townships in Kayin State

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Six of the bridges damaged by floods in Kayin State were reconstructed and replaced with temporary bailey and wooden bridges according to the statement released by the Ministry of Construction.
Since July 21, an immense flooding has occurred in Pha-an, Hlaingbwe, Phapon, Kawkareik, and Myawady townships in Kayin State. Some thousands of people were forced by the flood to flee home and bridges and houses were damaged as well. 

The flood victims placed in temporary shelters are being provided by government organizations and welfare associations with relief items including food. The ministry is also working on rebuilding all the damaged bridges.

The statement said that reconstruction work of the said six bridges had been done by 100 percent and other three bridges on the route between Htilon, Tabaung, Nabu and Kawkareik had almost been done. But at the Thanlwin Bridge across Thanlwin River, only six-wheel cargo trucks are able to go across the bridge as the approach roads to the bridge are still flooded. No small vehicles are able to go across the bridge.

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Theingi Htun is a journalist who worked for two years at Yangon Times Journal and Flower News. She also worked for two years at Democracy Today News as Senior Journalist. She wrote many articles about culture, the travel sector and lifestyle stories too. Now she is working at My Magical Myanmar as a travel writer and social media executive."


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