PHNOM PENH, 21 JANUARY, 2011: Cambodia will kick off the construction of a bridge on the trans-Asean road route on February 12, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.
The plan was revealed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday at the inauguration ceremony for a hospital in Kampong Cham province.
The Neak Loeung bridge is designed to become the largest and longest in Cambodia with a width of 13.5m and a length of 2.2 km.
It will span the Mekong river to connect Cambodia’s Kandal and Prey Veng provinces with Vietnam.
Estimated to cost around US$131 million, it is expected to be completed in 2015 to facilitate travels and transportation between Cambodia and other Asean member countries, especially Vietnam.