PHNOM PENH: The government reveals a plan to construct a nearly three-kilometer-long stone bridge connecting Phnom Penh across the Mekong River and to the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway by June 2023.
The construction of the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway is set to begin in June 2023, according to Senior Minister Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, if the Chinese government’s concession is successfully negotiated.
The Mekong River bridge is 2.7 kilometers long, with four lanes and a height of 37.5 meters, similar to the Neak Leung bridge. However, the location of the bridge is yet to confirm.
“The Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway is a brand-new road with a length of 138 kilometers east of the Mekong River, as well as a 2.7-kilometer-long bridge with four lanes to two lanes and a height of 37.5 meters, similar to the Neak Leung Bridge,” he explained.
The expressway and bridge project will stimulate development along the eastern bank of the Mekong River in Prey Veng and Svay Rieng provinces.