Cambodia to Construct Another Bridge Crossing Mekong River

The Royal Government has decided to construct a new bridge across the Mekong River to connect Kandal province to Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces.

The decision was shared by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen at a graduation ceremony for more than 5,000 students of the National Technical Training Institute, organised at the Chroy Changvar International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh this morning.

The Premier said this new bridge would cost some US$230 million of the national budget and it will link to the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway project.

There are a lot of discussions on this bridge, but this is the Royal Government’s decision to boost the internal connectivity and that with Vietnam.

Cambodia is planning to build a 138-kilometre-long Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway worth US$1.63 billion this year and the construction would be completed by the end of 2026 or early 2027, at the same time as the Ho Chi Minh City-Mok Bai Expressway in Vietnam.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press