KHOROG, March 15, Asia-Plus - The Khorog builders have set to building a bridge on the border River Panj in the Tem area (Shugnan District of GBAO). As the Head of Assembly and Road-building Unit # 8 Usmon Yormamadov told Asia-Plus a project on building the bridge has been submitted by the Production Association "Rahincraft". The project costs $385,000 in total. The funds have been allocated by the MSDSP (Mountain Societies Development Support Program) of the Aga Khan Foundation. The bridge will be 135 meters in length and 3.5 meters in breadth and will have a payload capacity of 25 tons. "It is the first post-Soviet construction of such a scale that we have been charged to do", said Asia-Plus' interlocutor, "it will improve to some an extent a financial state of our unit". As the MSDSP Manager Sheroz Abdulloyev told Asia-Plus the construction has been started under a tripartite treaty between the Aga Khan Foundation, Government of Tajikistan and Government of Afghanistan. "It is the first of five bridges, which are planned to be built on the Panj River", he said. Building of these bridges will help create more favorable conditions for implementation of social development projects in northern provinces of Afghanistan. Four other bridges are planned to be built in Darvoz, Vanj and Ishkashim Districts of the Gorno Badakhshan.