ADB publishes new Environmental Monitoring Report, Says TSO is Failing its Workers

The Greater Mekong Subregion Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia Project: Environmental Monitoring Report No.9 can now be accessed from the ADB website. According to the report, as of November 2011, the Southern Line was 51.9% complete, while the Northern Line was just 3% complete. The “missing link” between Sisophone and Poipet was 35.4% complete.

The report also notes TSO’s environmental report for November 2011 had not been submitted due termination of TSO’s QE manager. It further discusses the inadequate housing and sanitary conditions of some of the construction workers along the tracks, in particular Kampot station where the situation amounts to a “very high” health risk. TSO is also accused of not providing its staff adequate safety tools.