Phnom Penh (FN), March 29 - Turkey has agreed to lease a 200MW electric generating ship to Cambodia in response to the shortage of electricity supply in Cambodia, Prime Minister Hun Sen spoke at the 18th Royal Government-Private Sector Forum held Friday at the Peace Palace.
The kingdom may face an ongoing electrical shortage that may last until late May, according to the Premier.
The ship expects to arrive Cambodia in early May; otherwise, the deal will be canceled, Electricite du Cambodge official told Fresh News.
The shortage of the electricity in Cambodia is mainly caused by the lack of rain water that needs to supply nine hydropower stations across the country.
EDC technical official said the hot weather has reduced water level in reservoirs that impacted hydroelectric dams.
“As of today, we lack up to 400MW in available electricity. I would like to call on those who have generators to temporarily use them,” said the Premier.
According to Prime Minister, the kingdom will further seek 50-100 MW electricity supply from neighboring countries such as Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
Cambodia’s dry season starts from November through April while rainy season begins from May through October.