The new bridge in Zako Khail of Lakan district Khost will finally cement a physical connection for the people of this remote area.
The 140 meter long structure will span a river bed that at times becomes an impassable raging torrent.
The bridge was built, with some funding from the International Development Bank, in nine months. Residents are overjoyed at the prospect of no longer being cut off from the government services.
“There is lots of water here for 8 months of the year, essentially trapping people. But now sick people can go for treatment and our children can go to school on time, we thank all of those who helped make this project happen,” said local tribal elder Muhammad Qaum Khan.