04 Jan 2008

PR# 2008-003

Herat PRT inaugurates Qarya Jaya bridge

KABUL, Afghanistan – A ceremony was held recently to unveil the Qarya Jaya bridge, Injil District, Herat Province, financed by the Italian Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT).

The Qarya Jaya bridge, which took five months to build, now links 42 villages north of the river with ones in the south.

Col. Massimo Bettini, PRT Commander, Maj. Luca Di Fazio, Civilian and Military Cooperation Center Commander, and several government and local authorities attended the event. The Herat Vice-Governor and Injil Governor also attended the inauguration and noted the importance of their work.

A stone-monument has been put in that area to testify the effective collaboration between the Italian PRT and local institutional authorities.

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