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Cambodia restores railway link to Thailand after 45 years

    5 July, 2018 12:00 AM printer

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia on Wednesday reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighbouring Thailand, the first time the line has been operational in 45 years, reports AFP. 

The Asian Development Bank provided $13 million in 2009 to rebuild the missing link which aims to slash travel time between the two countries and boost trade.

Cambodian transport minister Sun Chanthol said a train ran Wednesday morning from the northwestern province of Pursat to Phnom Penh, the last remaining section of the track between the two countries to be finished.

“This is a historic day for our nation,” Sun Chanthol said. Cambodia and Thailand still have to hash out an agreement on trains crossing the border but Sun Chanthol said the two countries hoped to strike a deal soon.


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