Cambodia Expects 4 Locomotives from Thailand

AKP Phnom Penh, March 20, 2017 –

Cambodia is expecting four sets of locomotive from Thailand in order to operate the railway service connecting the two neighbors, according to local media report.

Public Works and Transport Undersecretary of State H.E. Ly Borin shared the information recently adding that an official handover ceremony will happen in the near future at Poipet – a city in western Banteay Meanchey province that shares border with Thailand.

According to the same source, Phnom Penh-Poipet railroad that links to the line in Thailand remains under construction, though major progresses have been made.

Royal Government of Cambodia is investing about US$20 million annually to rehabilitate the railroad that will serve as an economic vessel between Cambodia and Thailand.

When completed, the line will carry the loads of less fifteen tons with the speed limit of 30 kilometres per hour.

The expected locomotives will be an essential driver to boost trading productivity of the two countries.

By Mom Chan Dara Soleil

 

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