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Truck loads of construction machinery from China reach Gojal Valley

Gulmit: A truck is being offloaded while others wait for their turn

Gulmit: A truck is being offloaded while others wait for their turn. Photo: Amin Pamiri

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Gulmit, October 14: Several truckloads of heavy construction machinery reached Gojal Valley from China during the last two days. The machinery will be used for realignment of the Karakoram Highway, which has been inundated due to damming of the Hunza River.

The machinery includes Rafts which will be used to build a temporary bridge over the dammed Hunza River, to connect Shishkat and Gulmit, two of the largest settlements in Gojal Valley.

The newly constructed road between Hussani and Gulmit seem to have been completed in haste to facilitate movement of the machinery, a local person said. He said that the local people have lost a lot of land and they have not obtained any compensation from the government in lieu of the land loss.

2 thoughts on “Truck loads of construction machinery from China reach Gojal Valley

  1. Very Sad to learn about the approaches of Local people. they have stopped movement of people on the newly constructed road between Hussaini & Gulmit as their demands of compensation has not been fulfilled by the Govt. most of the land of the people of the lower parts of Gulmit is under water till now, but we are still demanding compensation of the peace of land that has been used for road linkage. With these approaches & actions do you think we have learned anything from this crisis? I don’t think so…. God Bless our Home land…..

  2. @safder you are right. agree you. but when you think from the side of the local people,you will come to know that they had lost their all property , even their houses are not left… if a piece of land is saving there, the govt is making road of it with out compensation.and its legal right of the local people by law. one thing more..who connected the road between hussaini and gulmit. those are not appreciated?

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