China plans projects worth $11b in Cambodia

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China trainTwo Chinese companies have reached a deal to build a 400-kilometer rail line, a steel plant and a sea port in Cambodia worth a combined $11.2 billion in what would be by far the impoverished country’s biggest-ever investments, Reuters reported.

Cambodia Iron and Steel Mining Industry Group has contracted the China Railway Group to build a railway to link a steel facility in northern Preah Vihear province to a port at the southern commercial island of Koh Kong, the company’s chairman said on January 2. The rail link and port would cost $9.6 billion and the steel plant $1.6 billion.

All three projects in Cambodia would start in 2014 and take up to four years to complete.

Cambodia Iron and Steel is a Chinese firm based in Phnom Penh and established in 2006.

The agreement was made on December 31, 2012 and came three days after Sinomach China Perfect Machinery Industry Corp and Cambodian Petrochemical Company announced they would jointly build a $2.3 billion oil refinery, Cambodia’s first, capable of processing 5 million tonnes of crude a year.

Chinese companies are also set to build a $7 billion, 400-kilometer high-speed rail link through neighbouring Laos and are trying to win contracts to build new lines in Thailand.

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Two Chinese companies have reached a deal to build a 400-kilometer rail line, a steel plant and a sea port in Cambodia worth a combined $11.2 billion in what would be by far the impoverished country’s biggest-ever investments, Reuters reported.

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China trainTwo Chinese companies have reached a deal to build a 400-kilometer rail line, a steel plant and a sea port in Cambodia worth a combined $11.2 billion in what would be by far the impoverished country’s biggest-ever investments, Reuters reported.

Cambodia Iron and Steel Mining Industry Group has contracted the China Railway Group to build a railway to link a steel facility in northern Preah Vihear province to a port at the southern commercial island of Koh Kong, the company’s chairman said on January 2. The rail link and port would cost $9.6 billion and the steel plant $1.6 billion.

All three projects in Cambodia would start in 2014 and take up to four years to complete.

Cambodia Iron and Steel is a Chinese firm based in Phnom Penh and established in 2006.

The agreement was made on December 31, 2012 and came three days after Sinomach China Perfect Machinery Industry Corp and Cambodian Petrochemical Company announced they would jointly build a $2.3 billion oil refinery, Cambodia’s first, capable of processing 5 million tonnes of crude a year.

Chinese companies are also set to build a $7 billion, 400-kilometer high-speed rail link through neighbouring Laos and are trying to win contracts to build new lines in Thailand.

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