Final touches have been put on the Tan Nam – Mon Chay bridge, connecting the southwestern province of Tay Ninh and neighbouring Cambodian province of Prey Veng, which is expected to be open to traffic later this month.

The concrete bridge, whose construction was started in April last year, is 77.28 metres long and 8 metres wide. It has an expanded section of some 1km in Vietnam and another 800 metres in Cambodia.

The total 2.2 million USD investment is sourced from the province’s budget.

Once operational, the bridge is hoped to facilitate cross-border trading and socio-economic development in both localities.

Apart from this, Tay Ninh is also building two markets bordering Cambodia at a cost of some 27 billion VND (1.28 million USD).-VNA