Work on 100-metre long bridge underway in Laghman
LAGHMAN (MEHTARLAM): A 100-metre long bridge was being constructed at the cost of 40 million afghanis on Kabul River in the Qarghayio district of eastern Laghman province, an official said on Friday.
Sarhadi Zwak, the governor’s spokesman, said the bridge was being constructed in the Shahidano locality with funds provided by the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development (MoRRD).
He said the 100 meters long and 9 meters wide bridged would have footpath and one kilometre road would also be constructed to facilitate the people.
Governor Abdul Jabbar Naeemi on Thursday observed the ongoing work on the bridge and asked the construction company to give priority to the quality of work and complete the much needed bridge in time.
He said the bridge would be completed in two-years. Its work had already been kicked off.
After the completion of bridge distance between the Qarghyio district centre and Mehterlam, the provincial capital would reduce to 16-kilometre from current distance of 45-kiliometre. In addition the residents of locality would be facilitated in terms of transportation and commuting.
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