BOONI: Bids have been invited for 28 road infrastructure projects, including construction of link roads and bridges, in different areas of Upper Chitral.
In the bid invitations, the local government and rural development department of Upper Chitral has asked government contractors to submit their bids by the end of January.
The projects would be executed in the current fiscal year ending on June 30 at a cost of millions of rupees.
Some of the important projects include the construction of a jeepable bridge in front of Awi to connect Booni and Awi with the Shandur road.
This will also provide a short-cut alternative road for the people of Mastuj tehsil to reach Booni. The estimated cost of this project is over Rs15 million.
Bridges will also be constructed on Kroi Gologh and Mem Gol.
The construction of a jeepable bridge to connect Khuz and Dewangol villages on the right bank of River Yarkhun at a cost of Rs26 million will fulfill the longstanding demand of the locals.
Besides, solar power projects to supply water through tubewells in a number of villages have been initiated.
It is for the first time since the PTI cane to power in KP in 2013 that a substantial amount would be spent on the road infrastructure projects in Upper Chitral.