US Navy Seabees building “Bridges to Prosperity” in Leimia, Ermera District

people working on a bridgeU.S. Navy Seabees from the Construction Civic Action Detail (CCAD) Timor-Leste, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Five (NMCB-5) continue to support infrastructure improvement efforts throughout the country. Their latest project involves the construction of two cable foot bridges in Leimia, Ermera District, an area that becomes isolated during the rainy season from the rest of the district. Once the bridges are completed later this month, residents in the area will have unprecedented safe access over two key crossing points over a local river and will enable their quick connection to local agricultural fields, markets and the closest regional town of Hatolia.