Sunday, April 13, 2008

New bridge SEKONG in Steung Traing

This new bridge SEKONG was finished building and officially opening at the end of April 2008. It was supported by China with non-refund. It crosses the Sesan river to Laos border and it also very good view from Steung Traing town.

I took a photo on the Sekong bridge at sunset time in Steung Traing town. It is very easy to see the landscape and the two rivers: Mekong and Sesan.

A 70s ton US-unexploded bomb was found in O Chrolang arround 20 km from Steung Traing town to Phnom Penh.

History: Impact of the war in Vietnam, Cambodia deeply involved in Vietnam war by provided Cambodia territory and others needed for the North Vietnam to use for Viet Cong troop in order to fight the South Vietnam that was supported by US and led to US bombs in the communist base that kill many Cambodia lives. (Kimhorn, 2002: 25)

It is so sad for my country which suffers from the war many years because of foreign political involvement and all leaders have not only recognized their weakness, but also are arrogant during they take power and they accuse each other. As the result, million Cambodian people died and many survivors get handicap, traumatic and emotional, and large gap between the rich and the poor.


malena said...

SO it is finally finished! I don't know if I really want to congratulate that!... Sorry that I am such a party pooper! But I am not in favour of the Norht-SOuth/East-West Corridor. Why not build a railroad instead? Not so much pollution. Nice pictures though!
All you tourists, don't forget to stop by in Stung Treng anyway! :)
Nice done Soprach!

Soprach Tong said...

Hi Malena, thanks for your comments. Yes you are right about railroads. I heard about the project to rebuild the two railways: Phnom Penh to Battambang and Phnom Penh to Kampot, but not yet start. See you in October...