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Cambodian PM Hails Fast Development of 120 MW Dam

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PHNOM PENH, March 27 (Khmer Times) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday praised China Datang Corporation for its early completion of the construction of  120-megawatt Atai hydroelectric dam.
“The investment of China Datang Corporation in the Atai hydropower dam has contributed to developing local economy and reducing poverty,” Hun Sen said during a meeting with Wang Yeping, vice chairman of China Datang Corporation, in the Cambodian capital.
Atai hydropower plant is located in a remote and jungle area in Pursat province, some 340 km west of Phnom Penh.
The premier asked the firm to consider investing in infrastructure development.
For his part, Wang said the construction of Atai dam has been completed six months ahead of schedule and he would inaugurate the dam Thursday.
He said China Datang Corporation is a solely state-owned enterprise, which is one of the world’s 500 biggest companies.
Ith Praing, secretary of state of Ministry of Mines and Energy, said Monday that the China Datang Corporation had invested 255 million U.S. dollars in the development of Atai dam under a concessional contract of 34-year build-operate-transfer (BOT) with the Cambodian government.

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