23 Jul 2007

PR# 2007-557

New pedestrian bridge opens in Herat village

HERAT, Afghanistan – The Italian provincial reconstruction team opened a new pedestrian bridge July 21 in Qauaria Noghra village, Injil district, Herat.

The 6-meter bridge will allow residents to safely cross a river which is often flooded or impassable in winter.  Now school children will also have safe access to their school.

The Italian PRT planned, financed and oversaw the 16,000-euro project constructed by a local Afghan contractor.  Construction took 30 days.

Alhaj Mir Abdul, Herat vice governor, Col. Roberto De Masi, PRT commander, and several religious leaders and village elders inaugurated the bridge.

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