Saturday 16th May, 2009
Engineers from Australia and China will build the final stretch of track in the Trans-Asian Railway, which will eventually link Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand with Vietnam and China through Cambodia.
This 255-kilometre stretch will complete the Singapore-to-Kunming line, a railway connecting southeast Asia to the heart of China.
Cambodia will become the hub of transportation between China and Singapore.
Australia's Toll Holdings will build over territory in Cambodia which was once serviced by old French-built lines.
It will run through Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh to the Thai border and south to Sihanoukville in the Gulf of Siam.
The China Railway Group will carry out the linkage from Phnom Penh to the country's western border with Vietnam.