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Cambodia's restored railway to be unveiled

In Cambodia, the first section of the country's newly restored railway is ready to be unveiled.

The rail system is dilapidated as a result of 80 years without maintenance and 30 years of war.

There are currently just two passenger trains per week in the country. An ambitious project aims to connect Phnom Penh to Saigon by 2015, completing an "iron silk road" that would link all of South East Asia to Europe by rail for the first time.

The BBC's Guy Delauney reports.

  • 22 Oct 2010
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