Grand Khushal Garh bridge in­au­gu­rated

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH -

ISLAMABAD/KO­HAT—State Min­is­ter for Eco­nomic Diplo­macy, Hun­gary Levente Mag­yar along with other se­nior of­fi­cials in­au­gu­rated Khushal Garh bridge that has been com­pleted as a re­sult of joint col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween MOL Pak­istan Oil & Gas Co and Oil & Gas Devel­op­ment Com­pany Lim­ited (OGDCL) with NHA (Gov­ern­ment of Pak­istan). A del­e­gate of MOL Group headed by COO Dr Berislav Gaso along with other of­fi­cials were present to wit­ness the grand in­au­gu­ra­tion.

The two-way new bridge con­nects KP with Pun­jab over the river In­dus near small vil­lage Khushal garh. It is 373-me­tre long bridge, can carry loads over 200 met­ric tonnes and can serve all kinds of heavy and light traf­fic. Around 5,000 ve­hi­cles are ex­pected to use this bridge daily. This re­places the old Khushal Garh bridge that was more than a hun­dred years old, had over lived its nor­mal life and was ac­tu­ally de­signed for a very lim­ited road traf­fic flows. It’s a typ­i­cal de­sign with 90 de­gree ap­proaches was a ma­jor lim­it­ing fac­tor with re­spect to the al­low­able size and num­ber of bowz­ers which could pass through it.

Levente Mag­yar while speak­ing at the oc­ca­sion said, “I am im­pressed with the KG Bridge and mul­ti­fac­eted pur­poses it serves. MOL has done a com­mend­able job in com­ing for­ward to as­sist this project.” Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Dr. Berislav Gaso said that MOL is proud of its con­tri­bu­tions for this bridge that fa­cil­i­tates peo­ple-to-peo­ple con­tact, gen­er­ates busi­ness ac­tiv­i­ties and helps in an un­in­ter­rupted flow of lo­gis­tics. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing Dr Berislav, Jozsef Si­mola, CFO MOL Group said it was a project worth fi­nanc­ing as it brings nu­mer­ous ad­van­tages to the peo­ple of Pak­istan.—PR

KO­HAT: State Min­is­ter for Eco­nomic Diplo­macy, Hun­gary Levente Mag­yar along with other se­nior of­fi­cials of MOL Pak­istan in­au­gu­rat­ing Khushal Garh Bridge, a joint ven­ture be­tween MOL and OGDCL with NHA.

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