BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom; Jan 28, 2003
Construction of second Tajik-Afghan bridge starts
The construction of the second of five bridges to be built across the Panj river [to link
Tajikistan and Afghanistan] has started in keeping with a tripartite agreement between the
Tajik and Afghan governments and the Aga Khan foundation.
The bridge is being built in [eastern Tajikistan's] Darvoz District's village of Ruzba.
The deputy head of the Badakhshonroh [road building] company, Khushnazar Abdurahimov,
told a Khovar correspondent that the workforce of the Badakhshonroh and Pomirgeologiya
[Pomir geology] companies had started to level the area where the bridge would be built.
A total of 430,000 dollars has been allotted to built this bridge.
Source: Tajik Radio first programme, Dushanbe, in Tajik 0800 gmt 28 Jan 03
/(c) BBC Monitoring