Vietnamese-funded highway inaugurated in Cambodia

A Vietnamese-funded national highway opened to traffic in Banlung city, in Cambodia’s Rattanakirri province, on March 18.

Attending the inauguration ceremony were Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Truong Vinh Trong and Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Speaking at the ceremony, PM Hun Sen spoke highly of the Vietnamese Government’s financial assistance to the construction of National Highway 78, considering it a valuable instance of cooperation between the two countries.

The project will help Cambodia’s north-eastern border provinces develop on a par with border provinces of Vietnam and Laos within their Development Triangle, he said.

He also thanked Vietnam for providing great assistance to Cambodia during its struggle against the genocidal Khmer-Rouge regime of Pol Tot in the past, as well as in the current process of national construction and development.

Deputy PM Trong described the National Highway as a vivid symbol of the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation between Vietnam and Cambodia.

The four-lane highway, which is 70km long, linking Banlung city and Vietnam’s Le Thanh border gate, was built at a total cost of 25.8 million USD.

Source: Vietnam Plus

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