China To Do Feasibility Study For Monorail

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Chinese experts will conduct a feasibility study for a monorail project in Phnom Penh, the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation said yesterday.

During a trip this week to Chongqing, a major city in southwest China, Cambodian Minister of Public Works Sun Chanthol met with Zhou Keqin, vice-chairman of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, a political legislative advisory body in China.

Mr Zhou told the Cambodian minister that China will in the near future dispatch a group of Chinese experts to conduct a study on the construction of a monorail in Phnom Penh.

According to a post on the Facebook page of the ministry, Mr Zhou said the study will be part of cooperation between the Chongqing Municipality and Cambodia’s Ministry of Public Works, adding that it also focus on building the Kingdom’s human capital in the logistics sector.

Sun Chanthol said he expects this cooperation to boost the development of transportation infrastructure in Cambodia.

A feasibility study for an automated gateway transit (AGT) system, an electric-powered mass transit system, in Phnom Penh is now being conducted in cooperation with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

This article was originally published in the Khmer Times.