PP metro train system by 2023?

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PP metro train system by 2023?

Post by Soi Dog » Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:25 am

...not if they rely on "donors" for funding. The "planners" seem to be working overtime lately. It's the "doers" who are usually a no-show.
PPP.com wrote:First buses, now trains could come to capital
Thu, 28 August 2014
Charles Rollet
As part part of its multibillion-dollar Urban Transport Master Plan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) unveiled a modern rail system for Phnom Penh yesterday that could begin operation as soon as 2023.

The trains would thin out traffic on the capital’s choked-up roads, which currently lack any sort of public transport save a lone bus line along Monivong Boulevard – though more lines are planned.

“Without trains, this city will become like Jakarta,” Masato Koto, the master plan’s project leader, told the Post, in a reference to the Indonesian capital’s notorious traffic jams.

The first part of the proposed rail system would run in an east-west loop from the airport to the city centre, with the route likely to cost a total of $1.35 billion, according to the project’s own assessment.

The loop would carry about 72,500 to 81,600 passengers a day on partially underground and elevated railways, and would connect the city’s downtown to the “western fringe area where urbanisation is in progress”, according to the project’s handbook.

The Master Plan proposes a network of Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), rail and freight routes estimated to cost $4.5 billion over 20 years – a massive sum that would be raised through donors, the city government and the private sector.

Raising such a big figure would likely require participation from private companies, although inviting them to the table is a “very, very delicate” process, JICA deputy chief Takashi Ito said.

While the project’s high ambition is only rivalled by its price tag, its actual implementation is another issue entirely.

Asked if he was confident the proposal would be approved by the government, Ito said it was “quite difficult to create a consensus among stakeholders”.

If passed, one significant concern would be the fate of people potentially displaced.

Phnom Penh City Council Deputy Governor Trak Thai Seang said that people forced to move, such as those “selling sugarcane” on the road, would be better off. “For the affected peoples, we will prepare schools, hospitals; it will be more peaceful.”
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Post by badneighour » Fri Aug 29, 2014 6:29 am

this would be good.
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Post by Sailorman » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:51 am

Elevated railway? Cambodian construction? Get out the "Watch out for falling trains" signs.
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Post by Dara » Fri Aug 29, 2014 8:54 am

Tell them please don't do that.
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Re: PP metro train system by 2023?

Post by Francis » Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:38 pm

a massive sum that would be raised through donors,
Man oh man, billions of dollars have been donated to this country. Every single penny has disappeared and flew into dark channels and now they are asking donors to finance their transportation problem. Perhaps they should ask the rich in this country to return some of the stolen money. That would be more than enough to finance such an operation.
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Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht

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Und so manche Träne fliesst
Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
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Post by General Mackevili » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:28 pm

This is awesome news! I can't wait to get back to Phnom Penh!
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Post by StroppyChops » Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:43 pm

General Mackevili wrote:This is awesome news! I can't wait to get back to Phnom Penh!
Only, let's see, 11 months and three weeks to go now?!
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Post by StroppyChops » Sat Aug 30, 2014 12:01 am

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:beer3: Oh... wait.
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Re: PP metro train system by 2023?

Post by Francis » Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:13 am

General Mackevili wrote:This is awesome news! I can't wait to get back to Phnom Penh!
In the meantime, take that piercings out, get your tattoos lasered, and don't call your teddy bear "Muhammad". That's the best way to stay away from that sharp sabers over there.

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Und der Haifisch der hat Tränen
Und die laufen vom Gesicht
Doch der Haifisch lebt im Wasser
So die Tränen sieht man nicht

In der Tiefe ist es einsam
Und so manche Träne fliesst
Und so kommt es dass das Wasser
In den Meeren salzig ist
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