CDC Approves 265-megawatt Coal-fired Power Plant Project in Oddar Meanchey Province

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has issued investment certificate to Oddormeanchey Power Industrial Co., Ltd. to invest on 265-megawatt coal-fired power plant, located in Oddar Meanchey province’s Trapaing Prasat district.

According to a CDC’s announcement issued this afternoon, with a total investment capital of US$294.3 million, the project is expected to create some 220 jobs for the locals.

The company also secured investment certificate from the CDC on a US$61-million project of building 230 kilovolts transmission line from the location of the approved coal-fired power plant to a sub-station in Siem Reap province.

Cambodia currently has three existing coal-fired power plants generating 740 megawatts of power in total to the main grid. These power plants are located in Stung Hav district, Preah Sihanouk province.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press