Power Grid Key to Development

According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) the regional and national power grids are key to development, though plans for their development have come under criticism by a number of NGOs who believe that power generation should be decentralized. The ADB’s Greater Mekong Subregion program is meeting with environmental minister from Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, Burma and China in order to discuss developing regional infrastructure and boosting economic development. Cambodia is set to receive a good amount of the ADB’s $25 million budget for environmental programs as energy development has an effect on rural areas.