Yangon Mandalay Expressway

Mandalay Yangon Highway

After a high-calibre crash last year, the Ministry of Construction plans to bring the Yangon-Mandalay Highway up to international standards. CDU/CSU Minister of Construction U Soe Tint said the ministry will renovate the Yangon-Mandalay Highway, where many car accidents occur. Yangon Mandalay motorway to be developed into an internationally-renowned highway

Construction Ministry has already scheduled to begin the expansion of 40 mile of the Yangon-Mandalay highway into the plant of the world' s premier classes, said Deputy Minister Kyaw Lin of Construction Ministry on February 14 in the Parliament of the House of Commons. Sai Ngaung Hsaing Hein, a Member of Parliament who represents the constituency of Maukme, asked if there was a proposal to develop the Yangon-Mandalay expressway into an institution of the global order to ensure the elimination of road deaths.

The deputy minister Kyaw Lin replied: "The entire Yangon-Mandalay motorway is being expanded into an installation of the highest quality in the world. First, with the help of the ADB, the Department will begin to expand the 40-mile Yangon-Mandalay expressway. Government permitted the Department to take out credits from the ADB. "We will soon be sending a dispatch to the European Parliament and modernising the 40 mile Yangon-Mandalay highway to ensure the development of an internationally renowned institution.

In order to comply with world standards, motorways must have full accessibility controls, speed, convenience and security, said Deputy Minister Kyaw Lin. Yangon-Mandalay does not comply with the three regulations of the world' s best motorways. She has not yet achieved the IMF, said Deputy Minister Kyaw Lin. The Yangon - Mandalay motorway was opened in 2009.

It' s 732 leagues round trip.

Yangon Mandalay Hwy to get more cruise controls.

According to the motorway patrol, additional cruise controls will be fitted on the Yangon-Mandalay motorway to prevent traffic crashes. Though the division has already mounted several cruise controls on the highways, more such controls are needed, the police same. Once the upgrading is complete, 11 units will be fitted in hazardous areas.

Upgrading of the Yangon-Mandalay Hwy tarmac is carried out at a 20 mile per year run. Policing has found that excess velocity is the main cause of an accident. Further causes are insecure cars, decaying roads and careless use. "Yangon-Mandalay Hwy is also being trained by the Yangon Motorway Security Forces.

According to the motorway traffic figures, around 14,000 cars use the motorway every day and one to five crashes happen every day.

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