Myanmar Submersible Bridge Project

What is Submersible Bridge?

Submergible bridge may be under water a few times a year. But it is cheaper and easier to construct than ordinary bridge because it is small and simple.

Why does JIP recommend to construct submersible bridges in Myanmar?

JIP believe that submersible bridge is a key approach to the development in Myanmar. The improvement of local transportation will give local residents more opportunities for education, employment, business, health care and so on. Submergible bridge can be constructed with less money and time than ordinary bridge, so many local areas in Myanmar can have them easily. Submergible bridge project is currently supported by the grant aid from Japanese government but JIP hopes Myanmar government will take over the project with the help of technical instruction by JIP in the future.

No.Name of BridgePlaceYearLength
1Yoma BridgeKyautaga township201660m
2Teza BridgeThayet township201783m
3Htain Linn BridgeThayet township201766m
4Thuriya BridgeAung Lan township201766m
5Thakin BridgeThayet township2018178m
6Metta BridgeAung Lan township201876m
7Ohn war BridgeSidoktaya township201866m

Pamphlet of Submersible Bridge Project

Background of Submersible Bridge Project

Oct. 2019JIP decided to construct 3 submergible bridgeds in Sagaing region and 2 in Kayin State.
FY2019JIP served as technical advisor for 9 bridges constructed by Magway regional government.
FY2018JIP constructed 3 submergible bridgeds in Magway region.
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Jun. 2018Biggest flood in decades occurred in Magway region, but none of JIP’s submergible bridges was damaged while many other bridges were swept away.
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May. 2018Minister of Construction in Myanmar visited construction site of Teza Bridge.
FY2017JIP constructed 3 submergible bridgeds in Magway region.
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MAY. 2017Opening ceremony for the first submergible bridge constructed by JIP
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Dec. 2016Groundbreaking ceremony for the first submergible bridge constructed by JIP
Nov. 2016JIP decided to reconstruct bridge over Itone river with the grant aid up to 3.5 million yen from Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Jun. 2016JIP submitted a repot on the reconstruction project of Itone Creek river to Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
May. 2016JIP sent a team of exparts to study Itone Creek Bridge.
Sep. 2015One of JIP members who stayed in Myanmar read an article on the newspaper by chance that a small bridge in Pago region had been swept away by flood in Itone river in two consective years, which caused trouble for over 4,000 villedgers including 100 school children.