Cambodia plans electricity price cut to revive economy

The Cambodian government has issued a plan on reducing electricity tariffs for firms in four key sectors – manufacturing, agriculture, commercial and service – for five months to beef up the economy plagued by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Accordingly, starting from June, electricity bills are expected to be reduced by 25 percent based on previous averages from January to March of this year.

The Electricity Authority of Cambodia will issue details of the electricity tariff next week before the programme is implemented next month, The Phnom Penh Post newspaper quoted Victor Jona, director-general of the ministry’s General Department of Energy, as saying.

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