GMS Rehabilitation of the Railway in Cambodia (TA)


Project 37269-012
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Type TA
Sector Transport
Country Regional
Start 2005
End 2007
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 590

Project Description

The objectives of the project are: (i) to support integration of Cambodia into the regional railway network in the western GMS by providing railway access to Thailand; (ii) to increase the efficiency of transport services within Cambodia and to its neighbors by providing efficient alternative routes and modes of transport for Cambodia's import and export trade; (iii) to reduce the cost of road maintenance and traffic risks by transferring heavy and dangerous cargo to a safe and reliable railway system; and (iv) to pave the way for further subregional integration in the future by facilitating achievement of the Singapore-Kunming railway link.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Broch, Peter
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • The railway captures 15% of container and 5% of dry bulk traffic between Thailand and Viet Nam in 2015.
  • The railway captures 80% of the freight market for bulk products between the capital and Sihanoukville and Thailand in 2015.
  • 90% of dangerous cargo (fuel, liquefied petroleum gas, chemicals) and at least half of all bulk cargo transports on national roads 3, 4 and 5 are diverted to rail in 2015.
  • Resettlement Plans, including gender and vulnerable group strategies are in place and fully implemented.