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KALPETTA: Minister for Public Works P.J. Joseph will inaugurate the newly built Valad Bridge across the Valad River at Valad, near Mananthavadi, in Wayanad at 4 p.m. on Friday.

The NABARD-aided work was completed at a cost of Rs.200 lakh.

The bridge will benefit people in Mananthavadi, Tavinjal and Thondarnad panchayats the most, a pres release said.

The Minister will also lay the foundations for the Mullal Bridge at Periya, near Mananthavadi. The work is expected to cost Rs.280 lakh. K.C. Kunchiraman, MLA, will preside over both the functions.

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