The government claims to have finished nearly a third of the work needed to rehabilitate the long-dilapidated railway line from Phnom Penh to the Thai border at Poipet, twice the figure reported by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the main financier of the over-budget and behind schedule project. “The rehabilitation of the 386 km railway…has been achieved 32 percent, according to a report of the Ministry of Public Works and Transportation,” state news agency AKP reported last week. Ly Borin, director of the ministry’s railway department, said he had not seen the report and declined to comment, as
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