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VIENTIANE - Thailand and Laos agreed on Wednesday to build another bridge linking the countries across the Mekong River. 

A ceremony in December began the final stages of construction of the fourth bridge between the North of Thailand and Laos. China funded half the construction costs. (Picture by Khaosane Pathet Lao News Agency)

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and Lao Premier Thongsing Thammavong supported in principle the new international link planned to span the Mekong from Bung Kan province in the Northeast to the Lao province of Borikhamxay. The leaders agreed to assign agencies to conduct a feasibility study.

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