Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha joined in the celebrations for the Thai-Cambodian Friendship Bridge at Baan Nong Ian-Satung Bot in Aranyaprathet district of Sa Kaeo province.

The Thai premier and his Cambodian counterpart Hun Sen joined in the celebrations for the construction of the Thai-Cambodian Friendship Bridge and the opening ceremony for Baan Khlong Luek railway station and witnessed the signing ceremony for the joint operation of the train between the neighbouring countries as well as the handover ceremony for a diesel locomotive.

The Baan Nong Ian-Satung Bot Friendship Bridge in Aranyaprathet district will alleviate the daily congestion of cargo trucks and travels by the peoples on either side of the border through Baan Khlong Luek permanent border checkpoint in Poi Pet. The handover ceremony for the diesel locomotive which will used in the cross-border train service signified the joint land and rail development to keep the neighbouring countries connected on stable, sustainable, prosperous and peaceful basis.

Following the ceremony for the Friendship Bridge, the Thai premier met with local villagers on the Thai side of the border.-NNT/VNA