On Monday, a floating bridge on the Euphrates River linking the two towns of al-Mre’eyeh and Mrat towns in Deir ez-Zor was opened for people to use.
It is the first bridge connecting the two banks of the Euphrates River in the governorate after the destruction of all the bridges over the previous years by the US-led International Coalition.
The Governor of Deir ez-Zor, Abdul Majid al-Kawakibi, said that this bridge, “comes in response to the needs and demands of the people in the governorate’s northern countryside and allows them to communicate with the rest of governorate areas after the US-led coalition destroyed the bridges in the area as part of a campaign of systematic destruction of the infrastructure in our country.
Kawakibi explained that the bridge will be the artery of developmental, economic and social life that allows people to communicate with their relatives, enables them to transport goods and agricultural crops between the Syrian al-Jazira region and the rest of areas in the governorate and from there to other governorates.
It also facilitates the transportation of patients and those in need of healthcare, vaccines and medicines, the movement of students, employees and workers and contributes to the reconstruction of Deir ez-Zor Governorate and the countryside of al-Jazira region, the Governor concluded.
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