Project ID: 35272

China Railway Group conducts feasibility study for Cambodia-Vietnam railway line

Commitment amount

$ 3911145.042

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

China Railway Number 8 Engineering Company (CREC8) [State-owned Company]

Recipient

Cambodia

Sector

Transport and storage (Code: 210)

Flow type

Free-standing technical assistance

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2009

Completion

2011

2011-01-01

Actual

Description

On 7 May 2009, Ministry of Public works And Transport of Kingdom of Cambodia and China Railway Group Limited signed a Memorandum of Understanding to conduct a feasibility study on the project. China Railway No.8 Engineering Group Co., Ltd. (CREC8) began the study in July 2009 and it was completed in 2011 at a cost of 3 million US dollars. The study found that the total cost of the proposed project to be US$686 million. The 257-km railway will start in Kampong Speu Province's Oudong District, pass by Kratie Province's Snuol District and end at Vietnam's Loc Ninh District in the southern border province of Binh Phuoc. It is estimated to take 30 months to complete.In 2015, Minister of Public Works and Transport (Cambodia) Tram Iv Tekand was still reviewing the technical specifications and recommendations of the study by China’s railway ministry but plans to ask for support from the Chinese government to fund the project.

Additional details

Under a scheme announced in 2008 to develop an intra-Asian railway, China purportedly offered to contribute $500 million to build the Cambodia-Vietnam stretch of the railway (Batdeng-Loc Ninh railway line). No evidence of further development for this project has been found.

Number of official sources

3

Number of unofficial sources

8

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Cambodia [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Railway Group Limited (CREC) [State-owned Company]; Government of Cambodia [Government Agency]