Thai - Cambodian Border Bridge Opens
Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen jointly presided over the opening of a border bridge linking Thailand’s Sa Kaeo with Cambodia’s Banteay Meancheay provinces this morning.
At the opening ceremony, held in the middle of the bridge, the two leaders pressed a button to unveil the name of the bridge.
In a brief speech, the Thai prime minister said that the bridge, which is the longest linking Thailand and Cambodia, is evidence of the longstanding good relationship between the neighboring countries, adding that the new bridge will help ease busy traffic at the Aranyaprathet-Poipet border crossing and open up another route to facilitate the movement of goods between the two countries.
The bridge will also connect Cambodia’s and Thailand’s Eastern Economic Corridor special economic zones.
Hun Sen, meanwhile, expressed his appreciation for the Thai government and the Thai people for the bridge construction which, he said, will connect the “hearts” of the two peoples and should be recorded in the history of the two countries.