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Helmand Governor opens new bridge built by UK engineers

August 16, 2011

Helmand’s Provincial Governor, Gulab Mangal, has officially opened the new bridge at Checkpoint Salaang, which was built by the Task Force Helmand Engineer Group as part of Operation OMID HAFT.

Helmand's Provincial Governor, Gulab Mangal (third from left), crosses the officially opened new bridge at Checkpoint Salaang. Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Dave Hillhouse, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Helmand's Provincial Governor, Gulab Mangal (third from left), crosses the officially opened new bridge at Checkpoint Salaang. Picture: Leading Airman (Photographer) Dave Hillhouse, Crown Copyright/MOD 2011

Governor Mangal also hosted a shura (meeting) with more than fifty key leaders from the Loy Mandeh Kalay area – which only a few months ago was an insurgent stronghold.

Operation OMID HAFT, which began at the end of May 2011, was a joint operation involving more than 500 British and Afghan troops clearing what was described as the last ‘ulcer’ in the Task Force Helmand area of operations, expanding the protected community of the central Helmand River Valley.

Continues at: mod.uk – Helmand Governor opens new bridge built by UK engineers

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Claudio Alpaca permalink
    August 16, 2011 21:19

    A bridge is positive as it evoque people’s unity, culture intercondivision and integration.
    It is a big hope and a positive sign.
    Claudio Alpaca

  2. Michael Rees-Prichett permalink
    August 17, 2011 22:13

    Well done the Engineers!

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