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New bridge opens in Takhar.

A newly constructed bridge over the Taloqan River was inaugurated in Farkhar district of northern Takhar province on Saturday, an official said. Rural Rehabilitation and Development Director Engineer Mohammad Tahir Ayub told Pajhwok Afghan News the three metres wide and 20 metres long bridge in Tangi area cost 260,000 US dollars.

He added the German-funded project would facilitate 1,500 families of the area to cross the river. A dweller of the area, Hazrat Shah, said before they had to cross the river in small ships or with support of Cable Bridge.

Seven people, including women and children, had been drowned in the river since last year, the dweller added. He expressed his pleasure over the construction of the bridge, saying now they and their goods were safe from sinking.

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Publication:Pajhwok Afghan News (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Date:Dec 13, 2009
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