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Cyclists’ tunnel opens in Northeast

Apr 22. 2017
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By THAWEE APISAKULCHAT
THE SUNDAY NATION

TOURISM and Sports Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul and Social Development and Human Security Minister Pol General Adul Saengsingkaew led 3,000 cyclists in a ride yesterday morning to inaugurate the country’s first bicycle tunnel as a new attraction in Nakhon Phanom province.

As part of the excursion, they first cycled from the Phaya Srisattanagaraj Plaza along the Mekong River towards the 303-metre-long Naga tunnel, enjoying the northeastern province’s cultural and historical landmarks, before the two ministers presided over the tunnel-opening ceremony. 

The group, which included provincial governor Somchai Witdamrong, then moved onto the third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge and made a U-turn back to the starting point to complete the 30-kilometre journey. The three-metre-wide, |concrete-paved Naga tunnel is part of a planned 60-kilometre cycling route between the third Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge (Nakhon Phanom-Khammoun) and Wat Phra That Phanom, aimed at boosting the province’s tourism.

 

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