Preah Vihear (FN), April 19 – Prime Minister Hun Sen recommended that all districts in Preah Vihear province, 400km north of Phnom Penh make use of the electricity to be produced by Rui Feng (Cambodia) International after the Chinese development firm completes its second-phase project.

The second-phase project that the premier referred to is a project that will use waste sugarcane left over from sugar production by the sugar factory to produce electricity of 39 megawatts, of which Rui Feng Factory would need only 9 megawatts. The premier said the remaining 20 megawatts will help to support Preah Vihear province to reduce its dependence on energy supply from Phnom Penh and also reducing the purchase of electricity from Laos could be in consideration.

During the inauguration of the biggest sugar factory in Cambodia, in Preah Vihear, this morning of April 19, 2016, Prime Minister Hun Sen said : “With 39 megawatts of electricity produced from waste sugarcane, all the districts in Preah Vihear could be sufficiently supplied and another proportion could be supplied to iron smelting factory.” He added that Cambodia had earlier planned to purchase electricity from Laos for Preah Vihear “but now the Ministry of Mine and Energy is reconsidering whether we still need to buy the electricity from Laos or not and, if yes, how much?”
Rui Feng (Cambodia) International has invested over $1 billion in Cambodia of which their first-phase project is to build the biggest sugar factory in Asia, costing $360 million. In the next phases, the company will construct power-factories using ethanol and organic fertilizer.

In that occasion, the premier also thanked the Chinese Company Rui Feng for investing a great deal of capital in Cambodia; thus, providing job opportunities to 14,000 Cambodians in Preah Vihear. In a larger scale, it will help boost Cambodia’s economy. He also urged the company to provide good accommodation, health and educational training, and salary to the workers. The premier also recommends the company to establish good relationship with the local people and the community to encourage them to grow sugarcane and sell them to the company.