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PM to end missing link to Cambodia

Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra promised on Saturday to complete a missing rail link with Cambodia to foster closer ties with the neighbouring country. Ms Yingluck inspected the damaged tracks from Aranyaprathet district in Sa Kaeo to the border with Poipet in Cambodia and directed officials ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/breakingnews/343138/yingluck-to-end-missing-link-to-cambodia

Chinese Investments in Cambodia Ignore Environment Queries

China’s expanding investment portfolio in Cambodia has brought into sharper focus the darker side of the Asian giant’s “development projects” in the impoverished Southeast Asian nation. And it is in the southwestern corner of Cambodia—known for its rich biodiversity, forest covered hills and bubbling rivers—where this ...

http://www.irrawaddy.org/archives/30883

Chinese Firms Foresee Industrial Hub in Preah Vihear

Preah Vihear province – The residents of this sleepy district, on the edge of the Boeng Per Wildlife Sanctuary, grow rice, cassava and cashew nuts. But in a few short years, Chinese investors envisage that Rovieng will be rapidly transformed into an industrial town. ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/chinese-firms-foresee-industrial-hub-in-preah-vihear-14132/

Government Orders Railway Repairs to Start

The government has ordered French construction firm TSO (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. to resume work repairing the railway line between Phnom Penh and Serei Saophoan City in Banteay Meanchey province, an official said yesterday. The French firm has been contracted to rehabilitate the France-build railway – a ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Government Asks for Asian Development Bank's Help on Railway

The government yesterday asked the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to continue to help Cambodia’s troubled railway rehabilitation project, which is in desperate need of more funding in order to complete the network’s northern line. Foreign Affairs Minister Hor Namhong met with the ADB’s recently appointed country ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Thai, Cambodian FMs meet in Bangkok on economic cooperation

Thailand and Cambodia will step up road construction, and open more checkpoints along their common borders, Thai News Agency reported on Wednesday. The resolution was made during the 8th Thai-Cambodian Joint Commission, held in Bangkok on Tuesday and Wednesday. ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2012-12/26/c_132064949.htm

Cambodia, the next setting to a ‘Battle of the Rails’

As Australian operator Toll Royal Railways looks at a possible withdrawal from in Cambodia, a new China-backed company tries to take over and promise to rehabilitate more tracks including Phnom Penh-Saigon Toll Royal Railway won in 2010 a concession to operate and upgrade the Cambodian rail ...

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/50249/cambodia-the-next-setting-to

Rail freight services begin

Railway freight services between Phnom Penh and Touk Meas commune, in Kampot province’s Banteay Meas district, the location of a Siam Cement factory about 40 kilometres north of Kampot town, began yesterday, finally putting the Toll Royal Railways concession on an earning basis. According to Toll Royal Railways ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082358231/Business/phnom-penhs-rail-freight-services-begin.html

Families Told to Prepare to Vacate Land Needed for Railway Station

Government officials met with more than 200 Phnom Penh families on Friday to lay out the state’s case for ownership of their land and the compensation they can expect when they are evicted from their homes situated along the city’s railway tracks. The $142 million project ...

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