Chak Angre Krom – Prek Pra, 8th Bridge Project in Phnom Penh Underway

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The Prime Minister of Cambodia, Hun Manet, recently inaugurated a new bridge in Phnom Penh, marking the first major infrastructure project under the new Royal Government. To be known as the Chak Angre Krom-Prek Pra bridge, let’s take a closer look at this significant project and its impact on the city.


Overview of the Chak Angre Krom-Prek Pra bridge

The Chak Angre Krom-Prek Pra bridge will be a two-lane concrete bridge spanning a length of 8,457 meters across the Bassac River. It connects the Chak Angre Krom, Meanchey district on the west bank with the Sangkat Prek Pra, Khan Chbar Ampov on the east bank of the river. With a total width of 27 meters, the bridge features separate lanes for vehicles, for bicycles, and for pedestrians.

The bridge will be built with a surface thickness of 10 cm and a gap of half a meter. Each bridge has a width of 1.25 meters, allowing for safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians. Additionally, a safety component of half a meter length was included to allow for navigation below the bridge. The project also involved the construction of road extensions, roundabouts, and sidewalks on both sides of the bridge.


The construction of the Chak Angre Krom-Prek Pra bridge was undertaken by a Shanghai construction company, with technical supervision provided by Guangzhou Wanan Technical Consulting. The project had a total budget of $602M US dollars and was supported by a concessional loan from the Chinese government. It is expected to be completed in 2027, after a construction period of 42 months.

This new bridge holds great strategic importance in enhancing connectivity and facilitating the movement of people and goods. Its construction aims to alleviate traffic congestion, particularly on the Monivong Bridge.

With the addition of this bridge, Phnom Penh now boasts eight bridges, alongside the of seven operational bridges across the Bassac River namely Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, Chroy Changvar bridge, Cambodia-China Friendship Bridge, Monivong Chbar Ampov bridge, Cable-stayed concrete bridge across the Tonle Sap River, Russey Keo bridge, Koh Norea and Koh Pich cable-stayed concrete bridge, and Preak Pnov bridge.

As Cambodia continues to invest in its infrastructure, it is clear that the country is committed to fostering growth and improving the lives of its citizens.

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Inaugurated on Feb. 19, 2023 – Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Manet inaugurated its first major infrastructure project under his term, the Chak Angre Krom-Prek Pra bridge over the Bassac River, in Phnom Penh.

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