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Cambodia to boost clean energy use, including hydropower

Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian nation has electrified rapidly since 2000, when only 16% of the population had access to power, […]

Solar panel joint venture coming to K Speu

The production of more than $58 million worth of 60-megawatt solar-panels has begun in Kampong Speu province after the project was approved in May by the Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC), provincial governor Vy Samnang said. Developed by Schneitec Renewable Co Ltd, the project is a joint venture between Cambodian and Chinese investors […]

Cambodia to boost clean energy use – but coal plants planned too

PHNOM PENH (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday. The Southeast Asian nation has electrified rapidly since 2000, when only 16 percent […]

Autotrop eyes battery exports to Cambodia

Malaysia-based Autotrop Sdn Bhd plans to penetrate the competitive Cambodian auto sector to promote its – Fujiya and Challenger – batteries and even plans to set up a local warehouse. Speaking to The Post in the capital last Thursday, Autotrop’s director Gary Lim T.H. said the company sees Cambodia as a potential market for its […]

First large-scale gold project in the Kingdom in early 2020

Emerald Resources, the Australian-listed mining firm behind Cambodia’s Okvau gold project in Mondulkiri province, will start its first large-scale gold project in the Kingdom in early 2020. Ministry of Mines and Energy spokesman Yos Monirath who said this, added that the firm obtained an industrial mining licence in July and actively raised funding to develop […]

Chinese dams ramp up Lao external debt

The European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) yesterday highlighted the economic and environmental benefits of renewable energy, and appealed to firms with operations in the Kingdom to embrace green technologies. Speaking after a press conference on the green economy organised by the Club of Cambodian Journalists (CCJ), Rogier Van Mansvelt, vice chairman of the chamber’s green […]

Combating climate change through industrial efficiency

The TEST programme, which aims to fight the effects of climate change by helping corporations adopt efficient and environmentally friendly processes, was launched yesterday in Phnom Penh. ‘TEST’ stands for ‘transfer of environmentally sound technology’. The project, set to run for four years between 2018 and 2021, is a collaboration between the United Nation Industrial […]

Ling Hang plans recycling plant to convert solid waste into green energy in Cambodia

A highly diversified Ling Hang Investment Development Co Ltd plans to venture into waste management and currently holding high-level talks with officials to build a recycling plant in Phnom Penh. Speaking to The Post on Monday, its Chief Executive Officer George Chao said large amount of garbage is churned out in cities like Phnom Penh […]

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