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The Da Lat Railway in Vietnam
More updates on the cancelled Singapore-KL high-speed railway, Chinese construction in Kampot, and a feasibility study for the Mandalay-Kyaukphyu railway.
This week I continue profiling the proposed railway projects in Vietnam, even ones that are not likely to be built.
The Da Lat–Thap Cham railway was an 84 km railway that connected Da Lat in the Central Highlands to Thap Cham on the main North–South railway of Vietnam. The proposed restoration would rebuild a new line along the same route.
Like every other proposed railway project in Vietnam, this one still remains as proposed. With other railways being of higher priority (such as the North-South line and Mekong railway), this would be a low priority for the government. It would be up to the developer to make a case for building it, and whether they can make a profit from the land they would get in exchange for building it.
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"The Central Government has confirmed plans to build a railway line from Badung to Buleleng to optimize economic growth."
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Still lots of editorial being written about this cancelled cancelled project (more articles listed below).
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“The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical assistance to improve the flow of transnational shipments at checkpoints along Cambodia’s borders with Vietnam and Thailand where current facilities and procedures lead to traffic congestion and long delays.”
“The Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport has completed its compensation negotiations with the forest community affected by new road construction between Siem Reap city and the airport.”
“The former chief of the United Nations Environment Programme believes China should phase-out coal and apply higher standards in its overseas investments.”
“While Shenzhen now rivals Hong Kong on some economic indicators, catching up culturally will be harder. Shenzhen must continue to develop its own character and not simply be an abbreviation of Chinese progress.”
“…the South Korean Ambassador expressed interest in some projects, including building a railway system in Bali; developing the Hang Nadim Airport in Batam, Riau Islands; and, investing in the Bekasi proving ground facility in West Java.’
“Thai fishing villagers in Baan Suan Kong are pushing for more environmentally-friendly solutions that do not hurt or uproot communities.”