Takeo (FN), Sep. 19 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Manet advised Cambodian minister of mines and energy Keo Rattanak to review the possibility of lowering the price of electricity for approximately 21,000 factories and enterprises in order to expand capacity and boost exports.
The premier spoke on Tuesday morning (Sep. 19) during a meeting with nearly 20,000 workers in Bati district, Takeo province.
"Last evening, I advised minister Keo Rattanak to review the possibility. We can try to implement for three months, especially at the end of this year,” said the premier.
Samdech Thipadei continued, “if we cannot implement it in all enterprises, at least we can implement it in some enterprises in the agro-industrial field because they need huge electricity consumption to expand capacity and boost exports," the premier underscored.
On the occasion, Samdech Thipadei underlined if the trial is successful, the Royal Government may consider further implementation. He added that if employers can save some expenses on electricity, they surely offer additional benefits to the workers.