Traffic returns to normal after repair of insurgent-destroyed bridges in Myanmar

12:58, October 21, 2009      

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Traffic has returned to normal after three weeks of repair of three bridges on a section of motor road in eastern Myanmar's Kayin state destroyed by insurgents, the official newspaper New Light of Myanmar reported Wednesday.

The three bridges on the Papun- Kataingti- Kamamaung motor road in Papun township of the state were burnt to the ground on Sept. 20 by unidentified terrorist insurgents, the report said.

The prompt repair of the damaged bridges was made to ensure that it would not cause traffic delay in the area, the report added.

The authorities blamed that "insurgent terrorists are constantly committing destructive acts although the government is fulfilling requirements of improving transport facilities in all parts of the country."

Meanwhile, the authorities have stepped up security measures in industrial zones in suburban Yangon following seven series of bomb explosions within two days in Yangon's three industrial zones mid-last month.

A series of seven small bombs blast in different outskirts in Yangon on Sept.16 to 17 without causing casualties but slight damage.

The bombs exploded at different locations in the industrial zones of Hlaingtharya, Shwepaukan and Mingalardon townships at some intervals within four hours' duration from mid-night to next morning.

Source: Xinhua
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