PM promises revival of Cambodia rail link

The Nation, Mar. 30 2013

Chachoengsao, Sa Kaew — An unused railway line connecting Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet to Cambodia’s Poi Pet may be revived and developed as part of a high-speed train project that will connect Thailand with other Asean countries, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Saturday.
During the roaming Cabinet in the eastern provinces, Yingluck said Sa Kaew province has business potential and the government has included the province in the Bt2.2-trillion infrastructure development plan, which includes railways to connect Cambodia to cater to business growth in the region.

The six-kilometre section has not been maintained for years, making rail travel to and from Cambodia impossible. The link is part of the 10 Asean countries’ plan to build a regional railway network to connect with China.

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