Chroy Changvar Bridge Opened for Official Use from April 3

Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge � locally known as Chroy Changvar Bridge I � will be re-opened for official use on April 3, after about one year and a half of rehabilitation.

The inauguration ceremony will be presided over by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.

The bridge will resume its crucial contribution to reducing traffic congestion, especially during the in-coming Khmer Traditional New Year in mid-April.

The rehabilitation of the bridge financed by Japan costs about US$30 million and was calculated to ensure the lifespan of the bridge for at least in 50 years.

Originally built in 1963 using Japan's technology, Chroy Changvar Bridge was damaged in 1970s, and rebuilt in 1996.

The 709-metre bridge is playing a vital role in connecting Phnom Penh to other provinces of Cambodia.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press