FWO builds a temporary steel bridge connecting Hassanabad. The link between the central and upper Hunza regions has been fixed by the Frontier Works Organization (FWO), which built a temporary steel bridge.
The permanent bridge, which was destroyed by a flood caused by the Shisper glacier’s Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF), can be used by light to medium traffic on the new bridge.
It will take six to eight months to rebuild the permanent bridge.
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After the event, the area around Hassanabad was cut off from the rest of the country.
Climate change is a real problem for Pakistan.
PM Shehbaz Sharif had heard about the GLOF and told the relevant authorities to take the necessary emergency steps right away to deal with the situation in Gilgit-Baltistan (G-B).
PM Shehbaz also told officials to move affected families and their moveable belongings to safe areas and get food, medicine, and other emergency supplies to the area.
On May 16, the PM was in Islamabad for an emergency meeting on climate change. He was told about what was going on in G-B, where he had told the head of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) to go to Hunza and rebuild the bridge that had fallen in the Shisper Glacier incident.
Due to the importance of the Karakorum Highway to the country and the need to help commuters, FWO teams were sent to the site to fix the link by installing a temporary steel bridge.
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