GMS Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia (Supplementary) (ADF) (Grant)


Project 37269-023
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Type Grant
Sector Transport
Country Cambodia
Start 2009
End 2016
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 22,460
Confinancing Source: AusAid

Project Description

The original project is rehabilitating and restructuring the railway in Cambodia. In addition to this, the supplementary financing will be used to (i) establish a new freight and rolling stock maintenance facility at Samrong, 10 kilometers west of Phnom Penh, with sufficient space to meet future multimodal transport requirements; (ii) upgrade or strengthen parts of the main line to enable early initiation of integrated multimodal services; and (iii) establish additional sidings to terminals to facilitate multimodal connectivity. The combination of the original project and the supplementary financing will be referred to as the modified project. The key activities for implementing the new facility at Samrong include design of the facility; procurement of contracts; preparation, approval, and implementation of the resettlement plan for the area; and implementation of works. Strengthening and upgrading of track does not require additional design or resettlement, activities consist primarily of the installation of heavier rails and new sleepers. Installation of additional sidings to terminals requires additional design and minor resettlement. The outcome would be a selectively upgraded railway in Cambodia exceeding the rehabilitation envisaged in the original project, enabling early takeoff of an integrated, railway-based, multimodal transport system.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Alam, Munawar
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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