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FWO places temporary bridge to connect parts of Hunza with KKH

After determined efforts made by FWO, the construction of a temporary steel bridge has been completed, and now it's open for movement of light and medium traffic. The bridge on the Karakoram Highway collapsed earlier this month.

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Frontier Works Organization (FWO)  has started the repair and construction of a damaged link bridge connecting Hunza with Karakoram Highway.

FWO says the complete repair and restoration of the bridge may take eight to nine months. FWO teams were mobilized at the site for the installation of a temporary steel bridge on an immediate basis. After determined efforts made by FWO, the construction of a temporary steel bridge has been completed, and now it’s open for movement of light and medium traffic. The bridge on the Karakoram Highway collapsed earlier this month due to the melting glacier located near Mount Ships in Gilgit Baltistan.

According to the reports, the flow of flood was measured to be 10,000 cusecs. The flood had disconnected the direct link with central and northern Hunza. The heatwave caused a glacial lake outburst.

FWO has been instrumental in the development of Pakistan. They are swiftly working on the completion of various development projects in the upper part of the country.

Frontier Works Organization (FWO) continues to make steady progress on the Kurram Tangi Multipurpose Dam in North Waziristan. With FWO’s dedication, the project is set to be completed within the stipulated time i.e June 2023.

According to the timely updates provided by FWO, work on the kaitu weir and silt excluder has been completed. The weir will help raise the water levels. Meanwhile, the silt excluder will remove the silt from the water.

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On the other hand, work on the feeder tunnel inlet and outlet, headrace channel and penstock is still underway. Moreover, FWO is yet to complete work on the powerhouse, it has made major headway on building its foundation.

Once completed, the Kurram Tangi Dam, which has a capacity of 83. 4 MW, would control floodwater and irrigate barren 35,000-acre land, and make the province self-sufficient in agricultural production. Currently, water scarcity is the main problem facing the area. However, the dam will bring a positive change by ensuring food security.