In a bid to reduce the city’s traffic woes, a group of Chinese experts has begun feasibility studies on monorail project and metro system in Phnom Penh.
During a road safety meeting at the Ministry of Interior held in the month of May, Sun Chanthol, the Minister of Public Works and Transportation announced the feasibility studies has begun in an attempt to improve public transportation in the city.
The feasibility study including automated gateway transit (AGT) system and electric-powered mass transit system in Phnom Penh, which is also being, conducted in cooperate with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Mr. Chanthol further shared that the objective is to determine which system is more cost efficient: the AGT, the monorail or the metro.
According to the minister, the monorail would be less noisy and cheaper than the AGT.
To ease traffic congestion in the capital, Phnom Penh authorities created a water taxi system last year as well as expanding the network of public buses.