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Thailand, Cambodia Recommit to Border Growth

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh yesterday reconfirming their commitment to developing their joint border with new economic zones, checkpoints and a 1,800-MW power plant. “We have agreed to create four international checkpoints to improve trade ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

French Firm Out of Railway Rehabilition Project

The head of the government department in charge of railways made a dramatic about-face yesterday, saying that French construction firm TSO (Cambodia) Co. Ltd. was being thrown off the donor-funded railway rehabilitation project. Contacted on Tuesday, Ly Borin, director of the Transport Ministry’s railway department, denied ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Toll Royal Railways expands

Toll Royal Railways signed two freight logistics agreements with Siam Concrete Group and United Logistics and Distribution at their offices in Phnom Penh’s Central Railway Station yesterday. SCG Cambodia contracted TRR for the transport and warehousing for bagged cement from Touk Meas in Kampot province to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101259265/Business/toll-royal-railways-expands.html

Rebuilding Cambodia's troubled railways

A project to rebuild Cambodia’s decrepit rail-system appears on track for completion, despite delays and difficulties relocating residents The ABC has been told of the $26 million originally allocated through AusAID, just over $14 million remains, and will go towards finishing tracks and building a bridge ...

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-10/an-rebuilding-cambodia27s-troubled-rail-system/4305676

Railway compliance complaint sent to ADB

Families have fallen into poverty and children have dropped out of school due to deficiencies in the Asian Development Bank’s rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railway system, according to a complaint filed to the bank’s compliance review department. According to David Pred, managing associate for NGO Inclusive Development International, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090658539/National-news/complaint-to-adb-cites-decline-in-housing-food-education.html

Cambodian-Thai delegation visits cross-border railway site

A Cambodian-Thai delegation visited the cross-border railway site in Stung Bot Wednesday to examine the old line and a metal bridge which is being replaced, officials said. In addition to Stung Bot, where a new international border crossing is planned for Banteay Meanchey province, the officials ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZjRhNWViZWZlMDA4NDkzZjA4NmUxYTM0YmU0ZDMw

NGOs Say Railway Compensation Report Devalues Homes

Housing rights groups yesterday criticized resettlement packages paid out by the government and Asian Development Bank (ADB) to people displaced by the rehabilitation of Cambodia’s railways, saying the packages do not account for growing inflation. A joint statement issued yesterday by Housing Rights Task Force, ...

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