The Cambodian government has approved more than 830 million USD worth of electricity infrastructure projects, which consist of a 150MW hydropower dam, a 265MW coal-fired power station, and three transmission lines.
According to the minutes of the Cambodian Council of Ministers’ Plenary Session, the 150MW Stung Tatai Leu dam will be built on the upper reaches of the Tatai River in Koh Kong province’s northern Thma Bang district by the Chinese state-owned China National Heavy Machinery Corp.
Costing over 389.4 million USD, the project is expected to generate an average of 527 million kWh per year, with the electricity sold to state-run electricity supplier Electricite du Cambodge at 0.0792 USD per kWh.
Meanwhile, a 199.52km-long 500kV transmission line connecting Phnom Penh to the Cambodia-Lao border and another being 107 km at length and linking Battambang province with the Cambodian-Thai border will also be built at costs of more than 330.46 and 110.94 million USD, respectively.
Cambodian Government spokesman Phay Siphan said a plan has been put in place to trim electricity prices once a year since 2016, when the development of the national grid and large power sources steadily began to blossom