Route 12 linking Laos’ Khammouane province to Vietnam has opened for service. Meanwhile, Lao authorities say they are pushing for the construction of a bridge linking Khammouane to Thailand’s Nakorn Phanom.
Officials say they are talking with the Thai side for a ground breaking to take place as soon as possible. The bridge will be a third one linking Laos and Thailand. The second one, between Thailand's Mukdahan province and Savannakhet on the Lao side, is expected to be completed by year's end.
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