Kingdom likely to seek British funds for MRT
Both countries discussed new opportunities and exchanged technical views on financing models for infrastructure development. The discussion centred on the planning and financing the Mass Rapid Transit system for Phnom Penh. ...
China pledges funding for Cambodian railway upgrade
China has pledged to provide Yuan 300m ($US 44m) to Cambodia to support the project to upgrade the Phnom Penh – Poipet railway to a 160km/h standard-gauge electrified line. ...
Capital-Poipet express rail project making headway
The preliminary results of a feasibility study to upgrade the Phnom Penh-Poipet railway into Cambodia’s first express railway indicate that the project would cost more than $4 billion and would take around four years to complete. ...
Phnom Penh-Poipet high-speed rail line construction price tag at about $4 billion
The construction of the Phnom Penh high-speed railway construction is planned to cost about $4 billion and will take about four years to build. ...
Khmer Times Staff
PM urges rapid progress on transport system upgrade studies
At a plenary meeting of the Council of Ministers on January 13, Prime Minister Hun Sen urged the Ministry of Economy and Finance and the Ministry of Public Works and Transport to work together to accelerate the study of the construction of high-speed rail projects ...
Japanese firm to study urban, provincial railways in Cambodia
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MPWT) on Monday asked the Japanese firm NIPPON KOEI to conduct a study on railway systems in Phnom Penh after the company presented the project for the improvement of passenger transportation systems in some provinces in the north ...
Cambodia may start building high speed rail as early as 2023
Construction on high-speed rails in the Kingdom could begin as soon as next year, with studies well underway on the conversion of existing railway and the creation of two new lines – one of which runs to the Vietnamese border – to optimally boost rail ...
Royal Railway Plc gets approval for issuance of bond
Train operator Royal Railway Plc, a subsidiary of local conglomerate Royal Group of Companies Ltd, has received “approval in principle” from the Council of the Non-Banking Financial Services Authority (NBFSA) to issue a bond worth about $10 million on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX), which ...
On the right track: Railway safety measures taken
While railway crossings are marked with warning signs and train drivers loudly blow their horns before reaching the intersections, rare accidents through negligence still occur, causing death, injury and damage to vehicles. ...
Railway resurgence post-Covid continues
There are now many exciting ways to travel around Cambodia. Car and motorcycle ownership has grown exponentially, there are many coach and minibus services operating, and even domestic flights are available. One major form of transport has perhaps been overlooked – the train. ...
Cambodia to examine possibility of developing and expanding existing railways into high-speed railways
The Prime Minister of Cambodia Hun Sen has confirmed that Cambodia will examine the possibility of developing existing railways into high-speed railways and expanding railway connections to other potential provinces to reduce traffic accidents and increase transportation capacity. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Cambodia drafting railway development strategy
The Ministry of Public Works and Transport is drafting a railway development strategy to revamp train transport economically and make it more efficient. ...
Royal Railway and Cambodian government talks still on track
Negotiations are still under way between Royal Railway Cambodia and the Cambodian Government on implementing a new concession agreement designed to improve Cambodia’s railway systems as well as keeping the infrastructure running in an orderly manner. ...
Thailand will gift 140km of rail to Cambodia for stronger link
Cambodia will soon welcome another 140km of northern railway to connect to the Thai border to better facilitate the transportation of goods between the two countries. Cambodia and Thailand officially launched rail reconnection link in late 2018. ...
Cambodia-Thailand railway a stop nearer being ready
Cambodian and Thailand railway authorities will meet on Friday for final discussions on cross-border rail transportation between the nations. Ly Borin, under-secretary of state of the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, told Khmer Times yesterday that an agreement on cross-border rail transportation had been ...
Work on PP railway line to start this year
Plans to build a 19km-long railway along six roads in Phnom Penh will begin this year. The line is set to contribute to the capital’s urbanisation while reducing traffic congestion. The Ministry of Environment said on its Facebook page on Monday that its secretary of ...
Study on mass transit system completed
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has concluded a feasibility study on the AGT, an electric mass transit system that could help reduce traffic congestion in Phnom Penh. However, the result of the study has not been made public yet, said Vasim Sorya, spokesman for the ...
Railway families relocated
Some 320 families who are living near disused railway tracks in Phnom Penh’s Russey Keo district have agreed to relocate to a new site along O’Veng canal in Kilometre 6 commune. Russey Keo district governor Chea Pisey wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday that ...
Royal Railway takes extra measures for a smooth ride
In 2009 the Royal Government of Cambodia signed a Concession agreement with Toll from Australia the biggest Logistics company in Australia at the time to be the Operator and Maintainer of the North and South Line. Soon after Toll signed it joined with Neat Oknha ...
Chinese team ready to begin study on railroad revamp
A team from China Railway Construction Corporation (CRCC) is now in Cambodia and will soon begin a feasibility study on improving the Kingdom’s railroads. CRCC’s visit to the Kingdom follows Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s request to the company asking it to help make the ...