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Ranya bridge to be the longest bridge in the area

Erbil, Kurdistan Region, Iraq (GOV.KRD) - The Ninth Cabinet of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) continues its efforts to build a strong economic infrastructure for the Kurdistan Region and it is building the most important strategic project in the independent administration of Raparin.

The Ranya bridge, which connects
Raparin administration with Sulaimani province, will be the longest bridge in the area and will be completed within six to eight months

Hiwa Abdullah, an engineer of the project spoke of the importance of the bridge and told the KRG’s website that “the project is one of the continued and strategic projects of the government in the border of Raparin administration, and it is the first time such a project is built in the area.”

“After work on the project stopped for a while, the KRG allocated a sum of money to finish the project, which is when the work resumed. If we are not hit with another economic crisis, then the project will be completed within six to eight months,” Abdullah added.

Sixty percent of the project has been completed so far.

Himdad Ahmed, supervisor of the Ranya bridge project, said “the length of the bridge is 408 meters and it is 21 meters high. It is built of two sides, each one is 5 and half meters wide.”

The foundation stone of the bridge was laid by Prime Minister Masrour Barzani at a cost of 12 billion 416 million Iraqi dinars.