MIRPUR (AJK) - Ten bridges are due to set sail from London headed for Pakistan to replace some of those destroyed by the floods. They will leave Tilbury Docks in the next few days to arrive in Karachi next month, says a message reaching here on Saturday. Two more bridges acquired by DFID in Pakistan from the UKs Ministry of Defence will be trucked from Karachi upto Khyber Pakhtunkhwa over the coming week. A team of DFID-funded engineers has been on the ground working with the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa since August 5 identifying priority sites and planning delivery of the bridges. The UK Governments Secretary of State for International Development, Andrew Mitchell, said: The floods have washed away hundreds of bridges in Islamabad. The disruption caused by this damage to Pakistans infrastructure is immense. That is why weve accelerated this 10million bridge project. These ten bridges will set sail from London soon for Pakistan, and we are trucking a further two bridges up from Karachi to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is said that the bridges are the first instalment of a pre-agreed 10million (approx Rs1.3billion) project which has been accelerated to help Pakistan recover from the floods. The original start date was scheduled for the New Year. DFID purchased the ten bridges in the UK and will hand over to the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, one of the areas worst affected by the floods. All the 12 bridges are destined for the Malakand District in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). The UK government has now committed 64 million (approx Rs 8.4 billion) to help flood-hit people of Pakistan and to provide them safe drinking water, toilets, emergency shelter, health care, and other essentials.