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Construction work on Nahaqi Tunnel in Mohmand Agency completed

Construction work on Nahaqi Tunnel in Mohmand Agency completed
August 11, 2017

GHALLANAI, 11 August: Construction work on Nahaqi Tunnel in Mohmnad Agency has been completed with the cost of Rs2.5 billion and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa is expected to inaugurate it next week.

Construction work on 46-kilometre road from Ghallanai to Mamadgat has also been relaunched. The project will cost Rs4.5 billion.

Work on construction of Ghallanai-Mamadgat road and Nahaqi Tunnel was launched by the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) under the supervision of the Pakistan Army in 2004. The construction work had to be stopped due to shortage of funds. However, COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to Mohmand Agency directed completion of the project on the demand of local elders.

The FWO sources said work on the tunnel has been completed now and it will be inaugurated by the Army Chief next week. With the inauguration of the tunnel, the people of Mohmand Agency will get a relief from difficult travelling through the Nahaqi mountain.

Construction work on the road is also continuing with a rapid pace and it is expected to complete within a few months.

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