Cambodia builds giant reservoir in hope of boosting agro-production

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province is building a reservoir at a cost of over 100 million USD to supply water for agricultural rice crops during the dry season, the Khmer Times reported.

Speaking at a press conference in Phnom Penh on May 26, Preah Vihear’s Deputy Governor Kousom Bunsoeut said Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen had approved a budget of about 100 USD million for the construction of the reservoir.

Construction of the dam started in late 2019 and is expected to conclude in 2022.

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