The government has given a British investment company until the end of the month to find a partner for its power-plant project in Battambang town—or face the possibility of its contract being terminated, officials said Tuesday.
The move, said Industry Minister Pou Sothirak, comes after months of delays by Anglo Cambodia Holdings, which is contracted to build a new power station and transmission system for the town, Cambodia’s second-largest.
According to ministry and Battambang provincial officials, little work has been done on the project since the fighting last July.
“We know they’ve been trying to find a partner for finances,” Pou Sothirak said Tuesday. “We have been quite patient. We need a yes or no.”
Anglo Cambodia Holdings, which signed the 20-year contract in early 1997, declined comment Tuesday.
The company also runs a jute factory in Battambang.