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No power shortage during dry season: Ministry

The Ministry of Mines and Energy said there is no shortage of electricity during this year’s dry season as compared to last year. Even so, the ministry said it would continue to boost electricity access in all households across the country by at least 78 ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50716106/no-power-shortage-during-dry-season-ministry/

Malaysian firm to build substation

Malaysian-based electrical power technology company Pestech International Bhd inked a contract to construct the $7.34 million 230/11kV Okvau Transmission Substation, leading Malaysian business publisher The Edge Media Group Pte Ltd reported on Thursday. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/malaysian-firm-build-substation

Cambodia power up

The first phase of the $380 million HFO power plant in Kandal province’s Lvea Em district will begin operations in April and produce 100MW of electricity, said the Ministry of Mines and Energy. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-powers

Striking Power Plant Trainees Get Wage Raise

More than 170 trainees at a Chinese-backed power plant under construction in Preah Sihanouk province ended a five-day protest on Monday after securing higher wages from their employer, according to a union representative and provincial official. Khmer Workers Power Federation Union president Chey Sovann, who negotiated ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/striking-power-plant-trainees-get-wage-raise-39520/

Rice husk to power agriculture

Cambodia-based SOMA Energy will construct two bio-mass power-generating plants that convert rice husks into electricity to supply Cambodian farmers working in the provinces. SOMA energy, a subsidiary of SOMA group, has invested nearly $3 million in the construction of the plants, one of which is located ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-husk-power-agriculture

International Donors Call for Redesign of Sesan 2 Hydro Dam

International donors, including the U.S., Australia, the European Union and the World Bank, have urged the Cambo­dian government to redesign a massive hydropower project in Stung Treng province that environmentalists say will deplete fisheries and submit it to the Mekong River Commission (MRC) for consultation. In ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/international-donors-call-for-redesign-of-sesan-2-hydro-dam-33311/

Lao Dams, Mining Ruining Sekong Water Quality in Cambodia

Dam-building and gold mining in southern Laos are ruining water quality downstream on the Sekong River in Cambodia, where villagers are no longer able to drink or use the water, according to an environmental group. The activities undertaken by Lao and Vietnamese companies on the Sekong’s ...

http://www.rfa.org/english/news/laos/sekong-06252013190742.html

Villagers call for state electricity

About 200 protesters clamoured yesterday in front of a Kandal province commune chief’s office, demanding the state take control of providing their electricity. Yong Phany, a 32-year-old protester from Ang Snuol district’s Poeuk commune said Peoun Sambat, the private company contracted to provide electricity to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062166410/National/villagers-call-for-state-electricity.html

Thailand, Cambodia Recommit to Border Growth

The foreign ministers of Thailand and Cambodia signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh yesterday reconfirming their commitment to developing their joint border with new economic zones, checkpoints and a 1,800-MW power plant. “We have agreed to create four international checkpoints to improve trade ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

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