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Bridge benefiting 85 Kunar villages inaugurated

Bridge benefiting 85 Kunar villages inaugurated

Feb 06, 2019 - 18:47

ASADABAD (Pajhwok): A bridge connecting 85 villages was inaugurated in Asmar district of eastern Kunar province on Wednesday after its completion.

Sifatullah Sharafmal, Kunar Rural Rehabilitation and Development director, told the bridge’s inaugural ceremony that the 60-meter long and seven-meter wide structure cost 106.6 million afghanis.

“We also built embankment walls on both sides of the bridge to protect it from being damaged by floodwater,” he said.

Kunar governor Abdul Sattar Mirzakwal said the project would benefit 85 villages in the area.

He said that 3,000 families would directly and 20,000 families indirectly get advantage of the bridge.

Mirzakwal promised people of the district that he would also asphalt the road that connected Asmar and Marawara districts.

Samiullah, a tribal elder of Almar district, said the project would help people a lot in their movement.

“Whenever there had been flooding, our children could not go to school, elders could not attend weddings and funeral ceremonies, this bridge would help us a lot,” he said. Samiullah said Asmar people supported the government in all parts.



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