Friday, 4 September 2015

Visit Neak Loeung Bridge,Cambodia [Video]

Visit Neak Loeung Bridge,Cambodia [Video]

Video of visiting Neak Loeurng bridge:


More About Neak Loeurng Bridge:
Neak Loeung bridge,located in Kandal province about 60 kilometers from Phnom Penh capital through National Road (NR) No. 1, the construction of the bridge of 2,215 meters long and its approach road with the length of 3,100 meters cost some 119.4 million Japanese Yen, equivalent to US$127 million. Neak Loeurng bridge put into official use on April 6, 2015 under the presidency of Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

According to a press release of the Embassy of Japan, Tsubasa Bridge(Neak Loeurng bridge) will link not only NR.1 at both sides of the Mekong River, but also all countries in the region. It will make the road have enough capacity to support transportation in the region and to meet the policy on the connection of the ASEAN Highways or GMS Highways. It is expected to significantly contribute to promoting economic growth/changes and livelihood development of citizens living along the road through internal integration, and regional and global integration. The road and bridge play as a part of Asia and ASEAN Highway 1, which could grab the opportunity to increase revenue from the competition, trade, tourism, industry, agriculture, health, security, job opportunity, etc.

Furthermore, after the completion of the bridge, the travel time and transportation cost will be significantly reduced, which provide huge benefits to people and business activities not only for those living along the road and bridge, but also for all Cambodian people and ASEAN countries, it added.

Beside Tsubasa Bridge, Japanese government has also funded the construction of the Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, or better known as Chroy Chongvar Bridge in Phnom Penh capital and the Kizona Bridge in Kampong Cham province.

In addition, Japanese government has been providing grant aids for construction of NR.1 from Phnom Penh to Neak Loeung, which three stages (Stage 1, 2, & 3) were already completed and the remaining Stage 4 (4 kilometers) will start the construction soon, expectedly from this April 2015, pointed out the press release.

Japanese government also provides ODA Loan to upgrade NR.5 from Prek Kdam to Poipet and Sihanoukville Port Multi-purpose Terminal Development, and commenced Feasibility Study for the Expressway Construction from Phnom Penh to Bavet, it concluded. //By C. Nika,Source: AKP

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