PHNOM PENH: UPDATE 10/9/19 Work on the longest bridge in Cambodia is confirmed to begin in early 2020, according to a report released 9/9/19
The Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia plans to build a 57 km highway from Kampong Chhnang province, to Kampong Thom province.
With the construction of a road, a bridge of around 3,900 meters, the longest bridge in the history of Cambodia, is also planned.
The bridge will cross the Phsar Krom, Tonle Sap and Kampong Hav Rivers.
At the same time, the Royal Government of Cambodia plans to build two more bridges in Kampong Thom province. This project has already been studied and has no impact on natural resources, water diversion issues or fish migration.
According to a statement from Ministry of Public Works and Transport spokesman Vasam Sorya, the bridge would start construction by the end of 2019 or early 2020.
Please note that currently, the longest bridges in Cambodia, the 2,115-meter Neak Loeung Bridge on Highway 1 between Kandal and Prey veng provinces cost about $ 130 million.
This latest bridge will cost about $200 million US dollar, according to Minister of Public Works and Transport Sun Chanthol. Who will design and fund the bridge is not yet clear.