Paving road in Mawtaung in Myanmar-Thailand border 70 percent complete

Taninthayi- Road paving of Htonnkhar-Mawtaung road section is 70 percent completed and will be finished by December.

Htonnkhar-Mawtaung road section in Taninthayi Township is undertaken by Myeik Public Company and it will be complete in December according to the Company.

Currently, as it is still within the monsoon season, the road is inaccessible to locals as well as travelers, and transportation of commodities faced great difficulties.

“This road section is being constructed by our company. It will take only 3 months to complete the road. Next, the government is constructing Taninthayi Bridge and it will be completed in the coming year. As a result, Thailand is more interested in doing business with Myanmar and they are preparing to invest more in Myeik District,” said Hla Than, chair of Myeik Public Corporation.

From Htonnkhar village to Mawtaung, it is 48 miles long and Myeik Public Corporation is currently responsible for the road connecting the two. Myeik Public Corporation is jointly carrying out this project with Hua Hin Wood Co. Ltd, a Thailand based company, for paving road.

The road section constructed in 2017 by Myeik Public Corporation in BOT system is crucial to Myanmar-Thai border trade.

Mawtaung which is only 123 miles from Myeik in Myanmar-Thailand border. It takes 3 hours in open season but it takes more than 5 hours in rainy season.

Source: Eleven Myanmar

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