Cambodian gov’t approves construction of 2 coal-fired power plants

The Cambodian government on Friday approved the construction of two coal-fired power plants with a combined capacity of 965 megawatts, government chief spokesman Phay Siphan said.

The approval was made during a weekly Cabinet meeting chaired by Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen, he wrote on his Facebook.

Local firm Han Seng Coal Mines Co., Ltd. was granted the right to build a 265-megawatt plant in northwest Oddar Meanchey province with the investment cost of 294 million U.S. dollars, Siphan said, adding that the project is expected to be completed in late 2021.

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