Cambodian premier urges citizens to ‘save energy’

Prime Minister Sen says sanctions on Russia has negatively affected state-run electricity company.

The sanctions on Russia, one of the major global energy suppliers, due to its ongoing war on Ukraine, have triggered calls for “saving energy” in Cambodia.

Urging over 17 million citizens to “save” energy “as much as possible,” Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday said the country’s energy authority Electricite du Cambodge (EDC) has been “impacted by the war in Ukraine (that started on Feb. 24) and sanctions on Russia.”

He added that the EDC, a state-owned company, has incurred a loss of $100 million, so far.

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