Cambodia, France to re-examine the Tramway project

PHNOM PENH: The Ministry of Public Works and Transport requested last year that the French Development Agency (AFD) review the feasibility study for a tramway project in Phnom Penh to ease traffic congestion in the capital.

The Cambodian and French sides held a discussion again this year to discuss a variety of important issues, including the Tramway project.

Cambodia and France agree to re-examine the Tramway project

On January 24, 2022, H.E. Sun Chanthol, Minister of Public Works and Transport, welcomed Mr. Fran├žois Corbin, Representative of the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs for Economic Relations with ASEAN, and his colleagues for a courtesy call and discussion.

In addition to strengthening ties, the Senior Minister and major French companies agreed to conduct a review of the Tramway study project and its feasibility for implementation.

Cambodia and France agree to re-examine the Tramway project

The French delegation was enthusiastic and expressed interest in investing in other projects in Cambodia, such as high-speed railways and wastewater treatment systems, demonstrating their commitment to strengthening bilateral cooperation.

Cambodia and France agree to re-examine the Tramway project

Cambodia’s most recent historic projects include the Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway and several major projects under consideration, including the Phnom Penh-Bavet Expressway project, the Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Expressway project, and the section railway upgrade project in the north of Phnom Penh-Poipet to become a high-speed railway.

Cambodia also committed to other plans, including an infrastructure development plan, a water transport master plan, a rail transport plan, a logistics master plan, and project study, an Automated Train Operating System (AGT), a subway system, and a study of the Monorail Rail Development Project.

Cambodia and France agree to re-examine the Tramway project Cambodia and France agree to re-examine the Tramway project

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