The objectives of the project are: (i) to increase the efficiency of transport services within Cambodia and to its neighbors by providing efficient alternative routes and modes of transport for Cambodia's import and export trade; (ii) to reduce the cost of road maintenance and traffic risks by transferring heavy and dangerous cargo to a safe and reliable railway system; (iii) to pave the way for further subregional integration in the future by facilitating achievement of the Singapore-Kunming railway link; and (iv) to increase the transparency and eliminate the current financial losses from the railway by restructuring the railway into a Public Private Partnership, and by establishing a transparent regulatory framework for the railway.
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