Vietnam Approves US$438 Million Railway to Cambodia

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Jun. 18 – Vietnam is set to build a 128.5 kilometer railway linking Ho Chi Minh City to the border with Cambodia at a cost of US$438 million.

Construction will begin next year. The railway will form part of the Trans-Asia Railway linking Singapore and Kunming, China, the Ministry of Transport said in a statement.

The railway will be in part funded by development assistance from China and other international donors. A Chinese consulting consortium is working at a feasibility study on the project that should be submitted to the Vietnam Railway Department by the end of this month.