Cambodia will kick off the construction of a bridge on the trans-ASEAN road route on February 12.
The plan was revealed by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Jan. 20 at the inauguration ceremony for a hospital in Kampong Cham province.

The Neak Loeung bridge is designed to become the largest and longest in Cambodia with a width of 13.5m and a length of 2.2 km.

It will span the Mekong river to connect Cambodia ’s Kandal and Prey Veng provinces with Vietnam .

Estimated to cost around 131 million USD, it is expected to be completed in 2015 to facilitate travels and transportation between Cambodia and other ASEAN member countries, especially Vietnam. /.