Zayed Bridge work nearing completion in Pakistan

More than 70% of reconstruction work in Shaikh Zayed Bridge on Swat River in Pakistan has been completed, the UAE Project to Assist Palistan (PAP) has unveiled.

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Published: Sat 20 Oct 2012, 6:33 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 1:33 PM

PAP said US$ 10.5 million project, being executed upon instructions of UAE President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, is funded by the Shaikh Khalifa Foundation as part of a package of development projects the PAP is implementing in Pakistan.

Abdullah Khalifa Al Ghafli, PAP Director, said the vital project, the largest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region, will, when completed, link 15towns and 45 villages on both banks of the river.

Nearly 4000 vehicles can pass through the bridge daily. The bridge is 448 metres long and 10.7 metres wide and will also have a passage for pedestrians.

The bridge was collapsed during massive floods that hit Pakistan, isolating thousands of villagers living on banks of the rivers and making their movement more difficult.

PAP was launched by the UAE to focus on four areas :education, public health, roads and bridges.

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