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Infrastructure

Electricity infrastructure

Japanese firms sign power line agreement

T.T. Network Infrastructure Japan, a joint venture between global electronics manufacturer Toshiba and Tokyo Electric Power Co Holdings (TEPCO), will operate and maintain 130 kilometres of a 230-kilovolt power transmission line in Cambodia, according to Japanese media yesterday. ...

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Matthieu de Gaudemar
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/japanese-firms-sign-power-line-agreement

Power to the provinces

People in Svay Rieng, Prey Veng and Kandal provinces are to benefit from stable electricity supplies after a $75 million project to expand the national grid went online yesterday.​ ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37612/power-to-the-provinces/

Tepco, Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will team with Toshiba to manage power grids in Cambodia, hoping to secure a new earnings source as the utility grapples with soaring cleanup costs for the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster. ...

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Nikkei
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Deals/Tepco-Toshiba-to-manage-power-grids-in-Cambodia

Pestech awarded $100M transmission line contract

Malaysian-owned power infrastructure provider Pestech (Cambodia) Ltd has been awarded a contract to build a 230-kilovolt transmission line valued at $100 million to connect Koh Kong province’s Stung Tatai hydropower dam to Phnom Penh, according to a filing on the Malaysian stock exchange. ...

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Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/pestech-awarded-100m-transmission-line-contract

Electricity access is growing, but divide persists

Cambodia has been quickly turning on the lights for more households, but access to electricity remains significantly lower in rural areas than in cities, according to a new report from the World Bank. ...

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Matt Surrusco
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/electricity-access-is-growing-but-divide-persists-127606/

Utility bills slashed for many

The government is to standardize water and electricity rates for factory workers and students in a bid to stop them being ripped off by unscrupulous landlords. ...

 

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Mom Kunthear
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/37293/utility-bills-slashed-for-many/

Poipet SEZ to import power

A special economic zone (SEZ) in Poipet City has decided to import electricity from Thailand to ensure a reliable power supply as it expects the influx of more factories and investment. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35649/poipet-sez-to-import-power/

Cardamoms in power’s path

The Council of Ministers on Friday gave the green light for construction of a transmission line from Koh Kong province’s Stung Tatai hydropower dam to Phnom Penh, raising concerns from conservationists who fear the impact of cutting through largely untouched forest areas in the Southern Cardamoms. ...

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Ananth Baliga and Kong Meta
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/cardamoms-powers-path

Cabinet approves power projects

The Cabinet of ministers approved on Friday two electricity development projects in a bid to address the increasing demand for electricity in the kingdom. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35605/cabinet-approves-power-projects/

Investors need stable, quality electricity

Stable and quality electricity is needed to attract additional high-value-added manufacturing to Cambodia, but the quality of electricity in the kingdom remains a challenge for investors as the manufacturing sector continues to diversify. ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/35501/investors-need-stable--quality-electricity/

Industry leaders voice concern over sky-high cost of electricity

Private sector industry leaders speaking at an investment conference yesterday in the capital railed on the high cost of electrical power, which they said was sapping their competitiveness, while state officials offered assurances that state-backed power generation schemes would soon bring prices down. ...

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Kali Kotoski
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/industry-leaders-voice-concern-over-sky-high-cost-electricity

Electric proposal Usage-based plan to lower power rates

Cambodia's electricity regulator is set to roll out seven new plans designed to reduce electricity fees beginning in April and through 2020, with some fees dropping as low as 480 riel per kilowatt hour. ...

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Yesenia Amaro and Khouth Sophak Chakrya
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/electric-proposal-usage-based-plan-lower-power-rates

Power line project threatens highly endangered bird: org

A proposed power transmission line to be constructed at the edge of the Tonle Sap Floodplain Protected Landscape as early as next year will pose a new threat to a critically endangered bird species known as the Bengal Florican, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). ...

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Phak Seangly
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/power-line-project-threatens-highly-endangered-bird-org

Chinese firm mulls energy sector prospects

A leading Chinese manufacturer of power transmission and distribution equipment recently visited Cambodia to explore opportunities in the Kingdom’s rapidly growing energy sector, including a proposal for a factory to produce equipment for the electricity sector. ...

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Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chinese-firm-mulls-energy-sector-prospects

CEOs: cut the business slack

Top executives from foreign firms have spoken out about the constraints of doing business in Cambodia, citing high electricity and infrastructure costs, unskilled local workers, limited transparency, a lack of local manufacturing suppliers and limited sources of raw materials as impediments to progress. ...

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Sok Chan
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/32563/ceos--cut-the-business-slack/

EDC tells banks to stop outsourcing collections

State-run energy utility Electricité du Cambodge (EdC) has asked banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) to stop using third-party services to collect payment of customer electricity fees, local media reported yesterday. ...

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Post Staff
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/edc-tells-banks-stop-outsourcing-collections

Angkor Wat families get solar power

In an effort to make the area look better and promote environmental practices amongst the communities living within the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province, the Apsara Authority, which is tasked with maintaining the temple area, is pushing the use of solar panels. Unsightly electric wires, generators and smoke from wood fires are all spoiling the beauty of the temple complex and negatively affecting the local environment, which has led authorities to push for solar power, Apsara spokeswoman Chao Sun Kerya said yesterday. ...

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Pech Sotheary
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29042/angkor-wat-families-get--solar-power/

Electric bills come with threat: no online gripes

Customers of state power provider Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) may get an added shock when they open their bills this month. Along with their monthly total, customers in the capital and four provinces will receive a warning that they could end of up in court if they use their Facebook accounts to make “irresponsible” complaints that affect the company’s “honor.” ...

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Buth Kimsay
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/electric-bills-come-threat-no-online-gripes-116878/

Villages no longer dark

The Cambodian government is on track to provide electricity to all villages in the Kingdom by 2020 as this year’s seven-month data, from the Ministry of Mines and Energy, indicate that 71 percent of rural areas now have regular power supply. Ith Praing, secretary of state at the Ministry of Mines and Energy, said the electrification of villages was up 6.7 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

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Chea Vannak
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/28315/villages-no-longer-dark/

China-funded power transmission lines inaugurated in southern Cambodia

A China-funded power transmission system in the length of 100 km was inaugurated here on Thursday after four years of construction, officials said. ...

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Hua Xia
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-04/28/c_135320033.htm

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