56 BRIDGE EXPERTS IN THREE YEARS
The country will have 56 bridge experts in three years. Ten experts from Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will be training engineers with the Ministry of Works and Human settlement (MoWHS).
An agreement between JICA and MoWHS was signed on Friday. The engineers will be trained on planning, designing, construction and maintenance of bridge.
JICA said the concrete and steel permanent bridges built 40-50 years ago have deteriorated due to lack of maintenance and that bridges built in 1970s and 1980s have outlived their designs. The engineers will also be invited to attend a two-week training in Japan.