Kidnappings by bandits have caused delays to the US$49 million Ghotki-Kandhkot Bridge over the Indus in the south-eastern province of Sindh, which was due for completion in July. 

The recent kidnapping of three workers prompted the project director to down tools until proper security was in place. 

The regional Sindh government in Karachi has deployed the Frontier Corps for security, as well as the police and Rangers. 

The bridge project was due for completion in July. It will consist of four lanes, 2km long, as well as approach roads on either side. The estimated cost is US$49 million. It will reduce the journey between the district of Ghotki and the city of Kandhkot from 152km to 43km.