Thailand-Cambodia bus link opens


A new bus route connecting Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, and its counterpart in Cambodia, Phnom Penh, has been opened.

The Xinhua News Agency reported that the agreement between the two nations’ tourism ministers means Cambodia can licence 30 buses and 10 trucks, while Thailand will licence up to 30 trucks and 10 buses.

This latest public transport boost will increase the options available to tourists going on Thailand holidays.

It is hoped that the 800km bus route will attract all kinds of tourists – whether they are backpacking, on luxury holidays or away with the family.

Craig Steffensen, country director of the Asian Development Bank’s Thailand Resident Mission, explained that the transport link will boost both countries.

“Today’s launch will facilitate economic growth and social development between Thailand, Cambodia and other Mekong nations,” he said.

Copyright Press Association 2012