A new bridge will link China and North Korea by 2014 , greatly boosting trade between the two countries, Xinhua news agency reported Monday, citing officials. Also, a new border trade complex, complete with customs, border control and quarantine services, as well as office buildings, hotels and markets will be operational by 2014, according to Shi Guang, mayor of Dandong city, where the bridge is located. The whole complex will cover 38 hectares and cost 2 billion yuan (US$325.8 million) to build, Shi was quoted as saying. In early 2010, the two governments agreed to build the new bridge, which will have four lanes and a span of about 3 kilometers, the report said.
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