Bank Says No Railway Evictee To Be Left Behind

The Asian Development Bank announced yesterday that the organizations behind the rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railways, including the government and the Australian development agency, have jointly pledged to address the complaints of people facing eviction from dwellings across the rail lines. … The Australian government provided $21.5 million in grants to the project, while Cambodia provided more than $20 million, with additional financial support coming from Malaysia and the OPEC fund for International Development. Ly Borin, director of the Public Works and Transport Ministry’s railway department, said he was only responsible for technical problems concerning the renovation, due to finish by the end of 2013.