USAID Partners with Ministry of Construction to Improve Safety on Yangon-Mandalay Highway

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Ministry of Construction signed a letter of agreement on May 27 to improve the safety of the Yangon-Mandalay Highway. The highway is the main ground route from Yangon to Nay Pyi Taw, through the center of the country. U.S. architecture and engineering experts will train and mentor Ministry of Construction engineers and technicians in international highway safety standards as they construct safety enhancements along a ten kilometer section of road. This demonstration section, funded in cooperation with the U.S. Government, will serve as a model for ongoing improvements implemented by the Ministry of Construction along the full length of the highway.  Read More