Train supply agreement signed

Toll Royal Railway signed an agreement yesterday afternoon with companies that will supply locomotives and parts for Cambodia’s railway network. As a result of the agreement, international tenders will be called in the coming months for the procurement of up to four new 2,000-horsepower locomotives and ...

Thai rail link back on track

Representatives from Cambodia and Thailand yesterday agreed to a 2013 completion date for a railway link from Phnom Penh across the Cambodia-Thailand border crossing at Poipet. Outdated agreements had delayed the project, Thai officials said. Insiders have also said disagreements over cross-border trade have kept the ...

Railway impact reports nowhere to be seen

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has not made public the last two quarterly reports on the impact of resettling families who are being evicted for a $142 million railway rehabilitation project. The reports, which are required under an ADM loan agreement with the government, haven't been ...

Bank and AusAid criticized for treatment of railway evictees

Bridges Across Borders Cambodia yesterday accused the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid) of white-washing conditions at relocation sites for families being evicted by a $142 million railway rehabilitation project being funded largely with their money... ...

Letter reveals minister's ire with NGOs

Prime Minister Hun Sen received a proposal from Finance Minister Keat Chhon in June seeking to bar "foreign NGOs" from advocacy work in Cambodia, as well as preventing foreigners from working with local advocacy groups because of activism around the rehabilitation of the nation's railway, ...

Foreign Ministry Tells NGOs to 'Readjust' Their Actions

The Foreign Affairs Ministry met with to non-governmental groups yesterday and accused them of inciting families to oppose the rehabilitation of the Cambodian rail system, ordering the  NGOs to "readjust" their work...Foreign Affairs spokesman Koy Kuong said his ministry invited Bridges Across Borders Cambodia and ...

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