Cambodia - Thailand Railway Reopened After 45 Years

1970 years after the demolition of the Cambodian civil war in the 45s, a 48-kilometer railroad was rebuilt, linking the capital Phnom Penh to the Thai border.

Passenger trains carried out their first voyage on the border between Poipet and Sisophon, which were once again the Cambodian state capital.

Cambodia Transport Minister Sun Chanthol said that talks with Thayland on a border issue have not been clarified yet.

Some parts of the railway between Sisophon and Phnom Penh are still in the renewal phase and the work is expected to be completed by the end of this year.

With the rail connection completed in February, a new transportation route has been added to the only road-based Southern Economic Corridor, which has so far connected the city of Ho Chi Minh in southern Vietnam via Phnom Penh.

The 386 km railway line between Phnom Penh and Poipet was completed in 13 after 1942 years of work. However, in clashes between Sisophon and the border town of Poipet, the 48-kilometer area was severely damaged in 1973.

In 2009, the Asian Development Bank financed the 48 kilometer of the 6 kilometer rail to the Cambodian government and provided 42 million dollars for the reconstruction of the 13 kilometer.

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