The Steung Trang-Krouch Chhmar Bridge has reached 95 percent completion and has been unaffected by the COVID-19 related delays that have plagued other projects in the Kingdom.

The bridge’s construction has completed all its engineering stages and asphalt is currently being laid on the bridge deck with its guardrails also being installed.

The project will be completed ahead of schedule in March 2021. It was originally due for completion in May 2021, said the Ministry of Public Works.

“The bridge will make a significant contribution to transportation, travel and cargo transport for the people of Kampong Cham and Tbong Khmum provinces,” according to the Ministry.

Formally known as the Cambodia- China Friendship Bridge, the steel fibre structure will span 1,131 metres in length and 13.50 metres.

Construction started on February 9, 2018 at a total cost of nearly $57 million and was funded by concessional loans from the Government of China and by a Royal Government of Cambodia fund for solving the impact and enabling the clearance of unexploded ordnance.