Lao PDR and Thailand have agreed to construct a new bridge over the Mekong river. A feasibility study for the bridge is expected to be conducted soon. The bridge that will connect Bung Kan in Thailand and Borikhamxay in Laos will be the fifth one linking the two countries. The fourth friendship bridge, from Chiang Khong district of Chiang Rai to Bokeo province in northern Laos, is currently under construction.