Japan agrees to assist skytrain project in Phnom Penh

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) is shown his way by his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe prior to their meeting at the state guesthouse in Tokyo on Monday. (Reuters photo)

PHNOM PENH – Japan has agreed to conduct a feasibility study on a project for a light railway connection between Phnom Penh International Airport and the city centre, with a view to easing traffic congestion and improving services for foreign tourists, the Cambodian government said on Wednesday.

The Cambodian Foreign Ministry, in a statement, said Prime Minister Hun Sen discussed the project during his meeting with Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on Monday in Tokyo.

Hun Sen  that the skytrain project would cost about US$800 million.

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