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Monday, July 16, 2007

18. Longest Bridge

The future is here. An artist’s impression of how the second Penang Bridge will look like after it is completed in November 2011. With construction scheduled to begin in November and completion by 2011, the 23km-bridge – of which 17km will be over water – will be the longest bridge in South-East Asia (or is it the world ?). Built on a fast track basis, the project should be completed by Nov 1, 2010. China is a building partner together with UEM Construction of Malaysia. China is providing the financing, through its Exim Bank at a favourable 3% over 20 years for US$ 800 million - The Star.