While the world longest bridge is Weihe Grand Bridge in the People Republic of  China which is 79,732 m (261,588 ft) in length (complete in 2008 and open in 2010), Cambodia will have its longest bridge, namely Neak Loeung Bridge, in about 55 months time. This bridge is now being studied and will lead to construction in November 2010 and will take 53 months to complete. This to-be-longest bridge is 2215 m (7,267.06 ft ) in length with a width of  13.5 m, which will connect two Cambodian provinces: Kandal from the west and Prey Veng, east. This bridge lays on the National Road No 1, Phnom Penh-Bavet (Cambodian-Vietnamese border). This will make many Neak Loeung crossers, including me very happy, though it might be a loss for the government revenue from selling ferry ticket. Still, some corrupt officials there may not feel happy as they can’t earn bad money anymore.

Perspective Photography View of Neakloeung Bridge

The bridge is to be constructed under untied financial support from the Japanese Government with an estimate budget of US$131 Million. It is to be noticed that the Japanese Government has been funding the Royal Government of Cambodia continuously in many sectors especially in improving infrastructure.

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