Cambodia to Upgrade Existing Rails to High-Speed Rails

The Royal Government of Cambodian has determined to build high-speed rails to link the capital of Phnom Penh to economic poles in the country and with neighboring countries, which will generate huge economic benefits.

The rails should be upgraded to the high-speed ones, said Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minster of the Kingdom of Cambodia on Thursday, adding that new railway lines connecting the domestic tracks to neighbouring countries are in the government’s plan.

“We are conducting studies on the high-speed rails linking Phnom Penh to Preah Sihanouk province and to the border with Thailand,” the Premier said at the inauguration ceremony of Streets 146B and 148 in Preah Sihanouk province.

The high-speed rails would be built and renovated from the existing rails, he underlined, affirming that they will contribute to the country’s economic growth.

Cambodia now has two rail lines – the Southern Line, connecting Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville of Preah Sihanouk province, and the Northern Line, from the capital to Poipet city of Banteay Meanchey province, at the border with Thailand.

Royal Railway, a subsidiary of the conglomerate Royal Group, manages and operates the railways under a concessional investment.


Source: Agency Kampuchea Press