BATTAGRAM, 21 September: A bridge in Battagram’s Kund Banah area, which was damaged in flash flood last year, has been repaired with the cooperation of a Japanese company.

The repair of the bridge cost Rs1.4 billion. The new bridge was inaugurated by District Nazim Attaur Rehman and Deputy Commissioner Asad Haroon on Wednesday. The district nazim thanked the Japanese company for repair of the bridge. He said the local people were facing a lot of problems after the bridge was damaged in the flash flood.

The local people said the bridge was damaged in flash flood after monsoon rains last year due to which the link of 300,000 people of Alai tehsil with Shangla district was cut off. They thanked the Japanese company for repair of the bridge.