La Khone Pheng to be Site of Sixth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

La Khone Pheng 6th Friendship Bridge

La Khone Pheng, a small town in Salavanh Province is to be the site of the sixth Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge, according to reports from Thai media.

A Thai committee appointed to select the location for the next bridge chose Tambon Natan in Ubon Ratchathani on the Thai side, which is close to large communities and can be easily linked to existing roads.

Meanwhile, Ban La Kone Pheng is one of the largest settlements in Salavanh Province, which neighbors Thailand to the west, and Vietnam to the east. The province also borders Savannakhet in the south, which now boasts the highest population in Laos.

No start date for the project has been yet been announced, however it has been stated that an environmental impact study will be unnecessary. 

Source: Nation Multimedia