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China finances mega bridge in Cambodia

Groundbreaking on Monday on the banks of the Mekong River in Kratie Province

Construction of a new giant bridge over the Mekong River began in eastern Cambodia on Monday. The crossing in the province of Kratie is expected to be 1,761 meters long and 13.5 meters wide. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2026, according to the Cambodian newspaper Khmer Times. In addition, several hundred kilometers of connecting roads will be built. The costs of 114 million dollars will be largely covered by China.

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