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Rail to Kampot Completed & Link to Vietnam Next

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Rail to Kampot Completed & Link to Vietnam Next

This extract from the current edition of the Phnom Penh Post is most encouraging:

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Toll Royal Railways, a joint venture by Australia’s Toll Group and Cambodian conglomerate The Royal Group, has been given a 30-year concession to run the Kingdom’s railways – but not with the proposed link to Vietnam.

However, at the launch of the restored railway between Phnom Penh and Kampot last month, Toll officials expressed hopes for future concessions.

“In time, we would like to think we can gain the confidence of the Cambodian government [to secure the concession for the link to Vietnam],” said Wayne Hunt, chief executive officer of Toll Global Logistics.

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Best regards to all. Ian

Edited: 01 November 2010, 07:56
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1. Re: Rail to Kampot Completed & Link to Vietnam Next

Can't wait to buy my ticket.

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2. Re: Rail to Kampot Completed & Link to Vietnam Next

Thanks for that Ian, will be terrific when its up and going.

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3. Re: Rail to Kampot Completed & Link to Vietnam Next

Ian when does it open or doesnt it say?

I want to try it this weekend!!!

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4. Re: Rail to Kampot Completed & Link to Vietnam Next

try emailing your Kampot guesthouse - they'd know

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Hello Keza-WA,

It's actually been operating for about six weeks now in testing mode but is not accepting any passenger bookings for the time being.

Sorry, you will just have to wait like the rest of us.

Very quietly and efficiently, enormous rebuilding of the railway infrastructure within Cambodia has taken place this year but most tourists would never be aware of this.

All best regards. Ian

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6. Re: Rail to Kampot Completed & Link to Vietnam Next

how excting. Would be great if it was going while we are there next month thru to the end of January.

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