Cambodian Government Approves 520 MW Of Renewable Energy Projects, Including 3 Solar Power Plants


The Cambodian government approved five power plants totaling 520 megawatts.


Phay Siphan, a spokesperson for the Cambodian government, said that the approval was given during a meeting of the Council of Ministers presided over by Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister.

Phay Siphan stated that the Stung Russey Chrum Kandal hydropower station and the Stung Veal Thmor Kambot, 100-MW hydropower plants in Koh Kong will be combined to create a single project.


He said that the remaining projects were solar power plants. These include a 150-MW station located in Pursat, two 60-MW plants each in Kampong Chhnang, Svay Rieng, and a Prey Veng 80-MW plant.


Officials in Cambodia stressed the importance of these projects for ensuring sustainable energy development. They stated that they would help to produce clean energy, reduce fuel use, and protect the environment and climate change.

During the operation of five projects, the Cambodian government will be able to receive total tax revenue of 322.8 million dollars.

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