May 11, 2017 08:49

Landmark road project secured in Myanmar to improve trade connectivity

Gote Hteik Bridge
View of Myanmar’s famous Gote Hteik Bridge

SMEC, member of the Surbana Jurong Group, Myanmar team has won a contract to provide the conceptual design for an approach road to the Gote Hteik Bridge in Myanmar’s northern Shan State. The project is jointly invested by Myanmar’s Oriental Highway Company Ltd and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.

The 20km road is located along the Myanmar National Highway No. 3, between Lashio and Mandalay, which is a section of the China-Myanmar Highway.

The approach road will provide an important trade link between Mandalay and Lashio and contribute to greater road safety in the mountainous region. It will also help create a key transport node between northern and southern Myanmar.

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Project location relative to Gote Hteik Bridge – The approach road to the Gote Hteik Bridge will improve trade connectivity between Mandalay and Lashio

The team’s scope of work includes:

  • Road survey works
  • Geotechnical investigation works
  • Concept designs: geometrical design, subgrade and pavement design, drainage design, road intersection design and road furniture design
  • Preliminary quantities and estimate of cost

Maung Maung Thar, SMEC Country Manager, Myanmar, said: “The new road to the Gote Hteik Bridge is a landmark project in Myanmar and we are proud to be appointed as the road design consultant, all thanks to the collaborative efforts of SMEC Myanmar and SMEC Philippines’ Transport Group. We are delighted that Oriental Highway Company and China Harbour have shown confidence in our expertise. We look forward to a successful project completion and further downstream opportunities.”

The project will be completed in early June.