Binh Phuoc will consider investing in the construction of a large bridge on Highway 7 connecting Cambodian Kratie province with the locality, as heard during a working session between top provincial officials on March 25.

During the function, Kratie’s Deputy Governor Huu Sidem thanked Binh Phuoc for its assistance in the provincial Mekong River festival and proposed the bridge be sponsored by the southern Vietnamese province.

He reported the Cambodian Interior Ministry’s decision to organise a ceremony marking the signing of a cooperation memorandum of understanding between the two provinces.

Huu Sidem invited Binh Phuoc leaders to visit his province on the occasion of the local traditional New Year Choi Chnam Thmay.

For his part, Nguyen Van Tram, Chairman of Binh Phuoc People’s Committee, hoped to boost socio-economic affiliation and urged the official signing to facilitate bilateral trade and border security.

He said his province will examine the bridge’s scale and design before deciding on its investment.-VNA