YANGON, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar said on Friday that it will start construction of Yangon-Dala bridge in April, which was originally planned for last year, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported.
The construction of the Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge is to link downtown of Yangon and Dala, an under-developed small town lying on the southern bank of the Yangon River.
The project is expected to complete in the fiscal year 2020-21.
Aimed at providing better transportation services to local residents, the bridge is to be built at a total cost of 168.173 million U.S. dollars.
The four-lane cable-stayed bridge will be 1,936 feet (590.1 meters) long and 160 ft (48.7 meters) high.
It will also feature water pump lines to distribute water from Yangon to Dala as water shortage always occurs in Dala in summer.