Phnom Penh, Cambodia – The Cambodian government’s transportation department has announced that the Phnom Penh airport rail link is 50 per cent complete.
The trainsets are due to arrive in March and are expected to start running by the middle of April, in time for the Cambodian New Year. The ministry is hoping to have the service up and running before Khmer New Year in mid-April.
Cambodia is also looking into ways to connect the country to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city by a railway line. The Bavet to Ho Chi Minh city railway will be around 250 kilometres long, most of the track will be in Vietnam as Bavet is on Cambodia’s southwest border with Vietnam.
Plans for a railway line connecting Bavet city in Svay Rieng province to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh city were revealed this week by the Minister of Transport.
During a meeting with Nguyen Nhat, Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport, Cambodian Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said both governments are considering the creation of a rail link between both nations, and said they are cooperating to attract private sector investment into the project.