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Thai-Lao bridges announced

Fishing on the Mekong River. (Photo by Karnjana Karnjanatawe)

The government will invest 8.2 billion baht to build two more Thai-Lao Friendship bridges across the Mekong River.

At present, four Friendship bridges are linking Thailand and Laos at Nongkhai-Vientiane, Mukdahan-Savannakhet, Nakhon Phanom-Khammouane and Chiang Khong-Huay Xay.

The fifth bridge will be located in Muang district in Bueng Kan and will link to Paksan in Bolikhamxay province in central Laos.

The total budget for the co-investment project will be 3.9 billion baht. The Thai government will invest about 2.6 billion baht while the Lao government will put in another 1.3 billion baht that it will borrow from the Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency founded in 2005 by the Thai government.

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