A proposed Trans-Asia Rail Link will be completed by 2015, Malaysian Transport Minister
Chan Kong Choy was reported as saying by a Chinese news agency on November 27.
Also known as the Singapore-Kunming Rail Link (SKRL), the rail link will start from
Singapore and run through Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Laos
before ending at Kunming in China.
"For the missing link between Poipet and Sisophon, the construction of the railway
will start early next year, using the rail tracks donated by Malaysia, while the
ADB [Asian Development Bank] would be financing the construction work," Chan
told reporters after officiating the 28th ASEAN Railways CEO's conference in Kuala