A new bridge is now linking Vietnam and Cambodia after being inaugurated on April 24 by Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen. The Long Binh-Chrey Thom Bridge is built over the Binh Di River and connects the provinces of An Giang in South Vietnam with Cal Dal in Cambodia. It is 442 metres long and 13 metres wide and is designed to withstand speeds of 80km/h and allow cars to cross at a speed of 80 km/h.
The bridge price tag was set at US$36 million, with both countries split almost evenly the construction costs. The bridge commemorates the 50th anniversary this year of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Cambodia and Vietnam. It took 27 months to complete.
Speaking at the ribbon cutting, Cambodia Prime Minister Sen stated the project would contribute to broadening bilateral economic trade, tourism and help lift living conditions for the peoples of the two countries.