Surkhet, November 2 Sixty per cent of construction work of the Midhill Highway in its western sector has been completed. The roadway stretching 700km from Baglung to Jhulaghat of Baitadi has been completed, according to project officials. Information Officer of the West Sector Office of the project, engineer Tularam Sharma said construction of the national pride project was underway in East Rukum, West Rukum, Jajarkot, Dailekh and Achham districts. Of the 126 kilometres in Dailekh district, tender notice has been issued for construction of 40km road stretch. Non-cooperation from the locals has hindered progress along 30km of Dailekh and 10km at the border of Dailekh and Jajarkot districts. In the west section, 18 concrete bridges have been built for the road. The office further informed that 24 construction companies have been working to construct the highway. The road project began in the fiscal year 2007-08 and is expected to be completed by 2022-23. Achham district has made good progress in construction of the Midhill Highway. Only eight kilometres out of 60 kms is left to be blacktopped there. It is expected to be completed this fiscal.