Railway linking HCMC with Bavet in the works

Transport officials from Vietnam and Cambodia are looking to build a railway connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Bavet City, linking Vietnamese outbound travellers to the Cambodian casino hub.

According to a report Khmer Times, the plan was revealed during a meeting between Cambodian Transport Minister Sun Chanthol and Vietnam’s Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Nhat.

The project is in the early stages of conceptualization, with the governments now working on a feasibility study.

It is also understood that the two countries are also studying the construction of an expressway linking Ho Chi Minh city and Phnom Penh.

The railway line to the west, which links Phnom Penh to Poipet on the Thai border, is set to be finished by 2018.