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Can buses conquer Cambodian roads?

Since a short-lived experiment with buses in 2001, the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh has had no formal public transport system.

Instead citizens rely on hiring a range of informal motorised and pedal-powered vehicles.

But with the city having expanded in recent years, the municipal authorities have called for proposals for a bus service and are also looking into the feasibility of trams.

The BBC's Guy De Launey looks at how people get around Phnom Penh and why they may be ready to accept the bus.

  • 09 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia