Two power plants planned for sale of electricity to Cambodia

Construction of two coal-fired power plants will begin at the end of this year in Xekong province in the southeast of Laos, according to a senior government official on Tuesday.

Officials say these plants will become operational and begin transmitting electricity to Cambodia in 2025 based on an agreement signed between the developers and the Lao government.

Deputy Minister of Energy and Mines Dr Daovong Phonekeo told Vientiane Times on Tuesday the first power plant will be built by Phonesack Group Company Limited in Kaleum district, with installed capacity of 1,800MW.

“The company will invest about US$3-4 billion in the power plant, including the construction of power lines to transmit electricity to Cambodia,” he said, adding that the transmission line would be 200km in length.

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