Vietnam – Cambodia Railroad to be Built
New railroad route Kampong Speu, Cambodia via Binh Phuoc, Vietnam.
The Vietnam – Cambodia leg of the Trans Asian Railroad will transport people and commodities to markets in the region and as far away as Europe – with emphasis on the ASEAN – China Free Trade Area. The project seeks to draw business to the Singapore – Kunming railroad project.
The Chinese Railway Ministry’s Third Railway Survey and Design Institute has invested US $3 million to fund the study for the past 2 years.
The railroad leg is nearly 260 kilometers (162 miles) and connects Kampong Speu Province in Cambodia with Loc Ninh District in Binh Phuoc Province, Vietnam. It will cost nearly US$ 686 million according to staff.
The land necessary for the project has not yet been acquired from the current land owners.
The railway will be part of an intra-Asian railway that runs from Singapore to China via Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. It is expected to be complete within 30 months.
Travelers to Vietnam and Cambodia will find that the new rail service will cut the 20 hour bus trip from Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, Thailand (750 kilometers) considerably and make the journey much more comfortable.
The return of rail service legs will connect Singapore with China going through the territories of Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Travelers will be able to use the new routes to travel as far London via China & Russia.
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