Road tun­nels pro­posed as part of Shan high­way project

Mizzima Business Weekly - - CONTENTS -

Three road tun­nels have been pro­posed as part of a high­way project by the Myan­mar Gov­ern­ment, world­high­ways. com has re­ported. The tun­nels would run through the Wa Ta Lone Moun­tain, Khauk Nwe Moun­tain 1 and Khauk New Moun­tain 2 in the Shan Moun­tains. The tun­nels would form part of the project for the Taung­gyi-Loilin road in Shan State. A study into the tun­nels will be car­ried out by the Myan­mar Gov­ern­ment. Should the project go ahead, the tun­nel through Wa Ta Lone Moun­tain would be built first as it is thought to be the most straight­for­ward of the three, with a cost of US$97 mil­lion. The 8.3km tun­nel through Khauk New Moun­tain 2 has a pro­jected cost of $120 mil­lion, while the 7km tun­nel through Khauk Nwe Moun­tain 1 is ex­pected to cost $100 mil­lion, the re­port said.

The Shan hills. Photo: Mizzima

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