SMEC has provided the conceptual design for an approach road to the Gote Hteik Bridge in Myanmar’s northern Shan State, a landmark project in Myanmar. The project was a joint investment by Myanmar’s Oriental Highway Company Ltd and China Harbour Engineering Company Ltd.

The 20 km road is located along the Myanmar National Highway No.3, between Lashio and Mandalay, which is a section of the China-Myanmar Highway.


The approach road will provide an important trade link and contribute to greater road safety in the mountainous region.


SMEC’s scope of work includes road survey works; geotechnical investigation works; concept designs: geometrical design, subgrade and pavement design, drainage design, road intersection design and road furniture design; preliminary quantities and cost estimations.

Objectives of the project are to:

  • Provide an important trade link between Mandalay and Lashio, improving trade connectivity.
  • Create a key transport node between northern and southern Myanmar.
  • Contribute to greater road safety in the mountainous region.


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