Phnom Penh (FN), Feb. 7 – The Royal Government approved two coal-fired power plants in Oddar Meanchey and Koh Kong provinces, which can provide nearly 1,000 megawatts of power with a total investment of over than USD 1.6 billion.
The decision was made at a cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday morning at the Peace Palace.
According to Government Spokesperson Phay Siphan, the 265-megawatts coal-fired power plant in Oddar Meanchey province will be built by Han Seng Coal Mines Co.,Ltd with a total investment of USD 300 million. It is scheduled to operate by the end of 2021.
The 700 megawatts coal-fired plant in Koh Kong province is invested by Oknha Kith Meng's Royal Group with an estimated investment of USD 1.3 billion.
The cabinet also approved Han Seng Coal Mines Company’s project to develop a 230-kilowatt transmission line connecting the coal-fired power plant in Oddar Meanchey province to the sub-station in the east Siem Reap with a total investment of USD 61 million.