PHNOM PENH: The Royal Government of Cambodia has approved five renewable energy investment projects with a total capacity of 520 megawatts to increase the power supply to the national grid and contribute to reducing the emissions of carbon dioxide and protecting the environment.
The renewable energy projects were endorsed during a cabinet plenary session chaired here this morning by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen.
According to H.E. Phay Siphan, Minister Attached to the Prime Minister and Head of the Royal Government Spokesperson Unit, one of the five projects is a combination of the 70-megawatt Stung Russey Chrum Kandal hydropower project and the 100-megawatt Stung Veay Thmar Kambot hydropower project in Koh Kong province.
The other four are solar power station development projects including the 150-megawatt project in Pursat province, the 60-megawatt project in Kampong Chhnang province, the 60-megawatt project in Svay Rieng province, and the 80-megawatt project in Prey Veng province.
Besides increasing the power supply to address energy shortages, the government will receive a total tax revenue of approximately US$322.88 million during the operation of the five projects, excluding other tax revenues.