Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 30 percent complete

Construction of the fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge linking Borikhamxay province to Bueng Kan province in Thailand across the Mekong River is now 32 percent complete. The project consists of two components: the first concerns the construction of the bridge across the Mekong River and the second relates to the construction of an access road to the bridge and the building of immigration facilities. Project Director Mr Laythong Phommavong said construction started at the beginning of 2021. “Construction has faced a number of challenges, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, early rains and other factors that cause the river level to fluctuate”, Mr Laythong said. 

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