Bukit Bunga–Ban Buketa Bridge

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Coordinates: 5°50′20.09″N 101°53′32.74″E / 5.8389139°N 101.8924278°E / 5.8389139; 101.8924278

Sungai Kolok Bridge
Jambatan Bukit Bunga-Ban Buketa
สะพานบูเก๊ะตา
Official name Bukit Bunga-Ban Buketa Bridge
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Kolok River, Malaysia-Thailand Border
Locale Bukit Bunga, Kelantan
Design box girder bridge
Total length 120 m
Width 16.9 m
Opened December 21, 2007

Bukit Bunga–Ban Buketa Bridge (Malay: Jambatan Bukit Bunga-Ban Buketa, Thai: สะพานบูเก๊ะตา) is a bridge crossing Kolok River (Malay: Sungai Golok) of the Malaysia-Thailand border, connecting Bukit Bunga town in Kelantan with Buketa village in Waeng District, Narathiwat Province, Thailand. It is the newest border crossing between Malaysia and Thailand and the second bridge crossing the Kolok river. The project was one of cooperative projects under the framework of Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT).

The bridge project cost RM9.2 million, as both governments paid half each, and was given to a Malaysian contractor. The groundbreaking for the bridge had been held since October 14, 2004 by prime ministers of both countries. The construction, however, was delayed especially on Thai side, since the insurgency around Thai provinces nearby was escalated. It took 11 months to be completed in 3 years later. It was officially opened on December 21, 2007 by both Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi and Thai Prime Minister Surayud Chulanont.[1]

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  1. ^ "The Official Opening Ceremony of the Second Bridge Crossing the Kolok River". Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thailand. Retrieved 2008-01-04.