Cambodia, Vietnam Start Constructing a US$38.39 Million Cross-Border Bridge

 

image003The construction of Chrey Thom-Long Binh Bridge, a cross-border bridge of 428 meters long and 13.5 meter wide between image005Cambodia and Vietnam, began this morning.

The groundbreaking ceremony was held in Koh Thom, Kandal province, under the presidency of Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, and his visiting Vietnamese counterpart H.E. Nguyen Tan Dung.

The construction would last 30 months and cost in total US$38.39 million. Once finished, the concrete bridge will link Cambodia’s National Road No. 21 to Vietnam’s National Road No. 956, according to H.E. Tram Iv Tek, Cambodian Minister of Public Works and Transport.

“The construction of Chrey Thom bridge is an important strategic project, which links not only both countries’ economic and trade relations, but also their social and cultural ties, and facilitates their people’s travel,” he underlined.    

It is expected that with the new bridge, the trade exchange between Cambodia and Vietnam, especially between the people in Kandal province of Cambodia and in An Giang province of Vietnam will be easier and faster.  

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