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JICA to fund renovation of ‘Friendship’ bridge

Traffic passes over Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar Bridge last year.
Traffic passes over Phnom Penh’s Chroy Changvar Bridge last year. Eli Meixler

JICA to fund renovation of ‘Friendship’ bridge

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has agreed to provide $30 million in grants for renovation of Chroy Changvar Bridge, with construction expected to begin in 2017, the Japan Times reported.

The bridge, which dates back to more than half a century, and also named Cambodia-Japan Friendship Bridge, was last rehabilitated in 1994 with Japanese grants.

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