Cambodian, Thai PMs Preside over Inauguration Ceremony of Stung Bot- Ban Nong Ian Friendship Bridge

AKP Phnom Penh, April 22, 2019 —

Cambodia-Thailand Friendship Bridge, linking Stung Bot in the Cambodian province of Banteay Meanchey to Ban Nong Ian in the Thai province of Sa Kaeo​ was inaugurated this morning.

This auspicious event was co-presided over by Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, and H.E. Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand.

According to the Cambodian Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT), the 620-metre-long and 17-metre-wide bridge has been constructed by Thai engineering team under a grant aid of the Thai government of about US$19 million and a budget of the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The bridge will play a key role in easing the inter-country cargo transportation and reducing traffic congestion at Poipet international checkpoint.

In addition, both Premiers will preside over the signing ceremony of cooperation agreement on cross-border rail transport and handover-receiving ceremony of locomotive (DMU-Diesel Multiple Unit). They will also take a train from Klong Luk railway station in Thailand to Poipet railway station in Cambodia.

Beside the above-said events, Samdech Techo Hun Sen will preside over the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of Stung Bot-Ban Nong Ian international border gate office building and of a road linking to National Road No. 5, which marks the opening of new historical page of Cambodia-Thailand relations, especially in terms of cross-border trade.

(Photo: Hun Yuthkun)

By C. Nika