Cambodia, Thailand Agree to Complete Rail Transport Agreement Drafting Soon

AKP Phnom Penh, July 09, 2018 —

Cambodian Senior Minister H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, held talks with his Thai counterpart H.E. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, in Phnom Penh late last week to discuss the completion of the drafting of rail transport agreement between both neighbouring countries.

According to the Ministry of Public Works and Transport, the agreement is aimed to strengthen rail transport cooperation between Cambodia and Thailand based on mutual interests.

The Thai side affirmed to speed up their internal procedures so that both sides can sign the agreement as soon as possible.

For his part, H.E. Sun Chanthol sought the Thai side’s support for rails in order to upgrade the 60-kilometre-long railway from Serei Sophorn to Battambang in addition to Thailand’s donation of a four-car train.

H.E. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith accepted Cambodia’s request.

By C. Nika

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