Cambodia Halts Hydropower Construction on Mekong River Until 2030

Experts in Cambodia have welcomed the government’s recent halt on hydropower development on the Mekong River until 2030, but called on the government to focus on renewable energies.

The spokesman for the Ministry of Mines and Energy’s General Department, Victor Jona, told VOA on Tuesday that no further hydropower dams were needed on the Mekong River main stream for the next 10 years to meet energy demand.

“From 2020 to 2030, there will not be any developments of hydropower on the main river,” he said.

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