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Work on key bridge in Ghor to resume after 8 years

Work on key bridge in Ghor to resume after 8 years

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Apr 10, 2019 - 15:01

FEROZKOH (Pajhwok): Following a Pajhwok Afghan News report, construction work on an incomplete bridge will restart in the Lal Wa Sarjangal district of western Ghorinfo-icon province.

Work on the bridge on Harirod River could not be completed eight years after its initiation. Local residents complained four months back of the inordinate delay.

Pajhwok subsequently released a report on the bridge in the Dahan Qolani area of the district on the Ghor-Kabulinfo-icon highway. The project was launched eight years ago.

Earlier, locals said passengers faced many problems on the route in the rainy season when water level rose in the river. The bridge was a vital link between Kabul and Ghor. The delay created many problems for commuters.

Eng. Mahfuzullah Fakoor, the rural rehabilitation and development director, said the MRRD officials and engineers sought the bridge construction plan after the publication of the Pajhwok report.

The bridge was being designed and work on it would resume at the earliest possible, he promised. “After the Pajhwok report was published, the ministry decided to build it and urged us to draw up a plan and design.”

The director added the bridge had not been completed due to the disappearance of the contractor. He would not say why the contractor ran away and left the bridge incomplete.

Syed Mohammad Yaseen Najafizada, the district’s administrative chief, expressed happiness over the restart of work on the bridge and said the media could play a vital role in resolving such issues.

Hassan Mehdi, a resident of the district, thanked Pajhwok for bringing the issue to the authorities’ notice. Other residents also expressed happiness and praised the news agency.

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