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Railways: new freight hub delayed

Ministry of Public Works and Transportation announced that construction on Cambodia’s largest freight rail station has been postponed until the end of 2010. Samrong is the planned central node for freight shipments on Cambodia’s US $141 million revamped rail project, funded by the Asian Development Bank, the government, AusAID and the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries. Agreeing on compensation for the land was the main point of conflict between the two parties with villagers asking for payments of $10 a square metre, but the government offering $2.90 per metre. http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2010060439528/Business/railway-freight-hub-delayed.html

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