Construction of longest steel bridge completes
The construction of 120m steel truss bridge in Sabha Khola River in Sankhuwasabha district has been completed on January 29 facilitating many remote communities to boost their economy.
The bridge - the longest of its type in Nepal was constructed under the financial support of UK connects 174 miles (280km) of roads already built in the area, the region’s only airport and a landmark hydro-electric power project ensuring the flow of trade and goods to the east of the country bringing business, tourism and jobs so the people living around Tumlingtar can work themselves out of poverty, said British Embassy in a statement.
"The unique bridge was designed and built to withstand earthquakes and flash floods," it added.
Similarly, a second bridge will be opened in June in the Arun River at Leguwaghat to facilitate farmers and other traders from four districts in eastern region – Sankhuwasabha, Terhathum, Khotang and Dhankuta – to reach markets as far away as India. Nepalnews.com