TNT’s Asia Road Network Extended Into Cambodia
First fully-integrated express road service to and from Phnom Penh, Cambodia...
In 2009 TNT announced the extension of its successful Asia Road Network
(ARN) into Cambodia, adding more than 1,500km to an existing 6,000km road
network running from Singapore to Thailand to China.
Cambodia's rail network was built in 1929 and was last upgraded in the
1960s. Three decades of conflict destroyed or damaged much of the system.
In December 2009 ADB approved another $42 million investment. With this
additional financing, freight trains will begin operating between Kampot,
near the border with Vietnam, and the capital Phnom Penh in 2011.
“This upgraded rail network will position Cambodia as a true sub-regional
transport hub, creating new jobs and business opportunities in the manufacturing
and logistic services sectors,” said Peter Broch, an ADB Senior
A second taxi-metre company began operations in Phnom Penh in 2009. South
Korean-owned Trans Choice Cambodia is investing $3 million to purchase
a fleet of 20 vehicles and employ and train 60 drivers.
New road - Phnom Penh to Thailand
National Road 4 linking Phnom Penh to Thailand via Koh Kong has been surfaced
and five bridges built. The route is used mostly by light traffic at present.