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Existing Portuguese-era bridge is out from underneath

GOA: The bridge over the Davalkhazan culvert in Agonda, Canacona, will be replaced with a six-metre double-span box culvert bridge within a year, deputy speaker and Canacona MLA Isidore Fernandes has said. “The existing Portuguese-era bridge is worn out from underneath,” Fernandes said. The project, estimated to be cost around Rs 35.5 lakh, is among the seven tenders floated by the pubic works department (PWD) for development works worth Rs 2.7 crore in Canacona constituency. “Six of these are in Canacona and the seventh project is in deputy chief minister Chandrakant Kavalekar’s Quepem constituency,” the MLA said.

The other projects to be taken up include improvement and tarring of an interior road to Touremoll in Agonda; resurfacing of a 3.2km stretch in Shisheval-Astagal and the Marlim-Tirval road in Poinguinim; a box-culvert at Welwada in Poinguinim; improvement and resurfacing of the road to Chapoli dam from NH66 in Gulem, Shristhal; reconstruction of a retaining wall near the Nirakar Vidyalaya High School in Mashem and improvement and tarring of the road from Ganapati temple at Bondoi in Khola village.

The News24 Goa

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