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Thais, Lao ink new bridge deal

Fifth crossing to boost trade in Mekong region

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VIENTIANE Thailand and Laos have agreed to build a new bridge over the Mekong River. 

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra shakes hands with leaders in the region during the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (Acmecs) meeting in Vientiane, Laos, yesterday. Thailand has expressed support for the infrastructure development of the Acmecs group to increase the potential of trade, investment and tourism with other regions.

The bridge would help improve infrastructure and boost trade in the region, the countries say.

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